Third chakra from the bottom is our Solar Plexus. Our seat of Power & Control. And how much in power and control we feel is a measure of how much we trust. In a sense it is paradoxical relationship between the two. The more we trust, the lesser we feel the need to control and by default feel more in control. Power too is related to both control and trust. We use power tocontrol what we are unable to control. Would we need power if we had trust? Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi had (and still do) power over millions but would we call them powerful men? If we have trust the other two simply become redundant.
While looking for an appropriate pictorial quote for this note, I came across so many quotes on trust. The internet is a vast space and this is the first time I have come across so much bullshit in .028 seconds (according to google). Each and every one of the quotes was about, how easily trust is broken (compared to a second, a crumpled piece of paper) or how you should trust in god but lock your car. And even as I realize that if that’s what I’m seeing, I really need to work on my trust issues , I still think it’s bullshit. How can it take a second to break years of trust? All that means is that when it came to the test of trust – you failed. And if doubt sets in after thats just a spiral downward. Sure it feels safe to be protected but you only put the armour on when you expect to be attacked, right? And it’s the same with God and the car. It seems like an oxymoron – trust but don’t trust!
As a friend pointed out recently, if you have trust, if you can trust, then life is sorted isn’t it? It is the flip side of love. Faith. belief, expression hinge on it. You feel completely safe. It really would be a utopian planet wouldn’t it. But the .028 seconds of google search time proves quite the opposite.
The tough question then is the how to? And it is as easy as choosing to. And it is as difficult as walking naked on the street. Because having trust means showing your true self, exposing your underbelly so to speak. Just writing about it is making my solar plexus palpitate (seriously!).
The only thing to do is to say ‘I trust’ till you do!