Faith and Trust

My personal discovery involves the use of the words "faith" and "trust." I realized you can’t use these words in regard to our human relationships. To have faith or trust in someone is a mistake on a couple of accounts. First is that human beings, no matter how "trustworthy," have the potential for variability and changeability. There is always the possibility, no matter how reliable someone is, for error or slip up. The best we can say here is to have confidence in someone’s capacity, talent or ability. Second, the terms "faith" and "trust" can only apply to that which is invariable, never changing, always reliable – to invisible reality – or if you prefer – God or the One Mind. Faith and trust are intimately tied to intangibility above. To link them to tangibility is a subtle form of violating the first cosmic law or noble truth⁄precept of the 10 laws: Don’t put any one⁄thing between you and God, or before God. It then occurred to me that King David, in the Psalms, said not to put our trust⁄stock in the princes of this world; a reminder of the second cosmic law: Don’t erect idols. There is a ton of difference between one’s ability and one’s being. Don’t trust the second, have confidence in the first. That way, no idolatry, no disappointment. No disappointment, no blame. No blame, no anger or depression. No anger⁄depression no physical symptoms and⁄or addictive behavior = longevity.

An additional point: Have faith and trust in yourself. Becoming trustworthy for oneself requires attention paid to your relationship to God with endless vigilance. Faith and trust for Above is mirrored by the equal measure of faith and trust you enjoy for yourself. As you do so you are becoming your own authority.