Friday, April 19, 2013

Fear and Trust...

We experience FEAR perpetually...
Perhaps not the "conspicuous" kind of fear...
(Although there is certainly an ample stage set for that at the moment!)
But also the insidious kind of fear...
Fear of not being "loved"....
Fear of not being "attractive" enough...
Fear of potential betrayals....
Fear of crowds..
Fear of heights...
Fear even of the "unknowing" future....

How does TRUST enter into this equation ?
Can Trust help us in eschewing and eradicating our fears ?
Trust in WHAT ?
Trust in WHOM ?
Trust in Humanity ?
Trust in GOD ?
Can we trust ONLY on the basis of our faith ?
without empirical evidence to support that trust ?
Can we trust so ardently , so all-encompassingly ,
 that the fear simply dissolves and melts away under the HEAT of that TRUST ?

Fear and Trust....
Mutually exclusive ?