As social beings, the socialization nature in us is inevitable. Nevertheless, for effective socialization and the exercise of our beingness, there must be TRUST. This attribute is also a basic component of all relations. This trust can be in three ways: trust to Deity, trust to oneself and the trust to others.
Trust to Deity, faith, is the force which is keeping many religions going (the name of this Supreme Being varies with religions). Writing about the Transcendent and Immanent God, from the Christianity point of view of God, we see His consequences in each one’s life. Taking the immanence view of God, whereby, He is down to earth, involved and concerned with our daily activities, He gives us life every day. I do not know if one has ever reflected on such great miracle that happens to some of the people. To be sincere, many do not. I can also certify that sometimes I also do not recognise that. However, it is a pity that people’s faith is based on miracles mainly in our current generation. People migrate from one church to the other, from one religion to another in the name of search of miracles but we fail to recognize and take time to appreciate God’s providence; first, being able to wake up each day. Having faith in Him, however much can be included in free will, I suppose it is very necessary, both directly and indirectly.
Confidence, trust to oneself, is among the basic aspects of human existence. Many people in the universe lack confidence and it is a big blow to the rest humanity. We can all agree that someone who does not believe in himself first will always have difficulties in trusting others. We can predicate this person’s relations to be lacking something very vital. Self-awareness and self-worthiness plays a vital role in building one’s confidence. To know oneself helps one to be a liberal and responsible person. Confidence can be credited as concrete and reasonable grounds for one’s ability to LIVE.
Once one has succeeded to trust in him/herself, one can have respect, trust to the other. Just to contextualize each and everyone’s life, he/she is in a community. As social beings, we cannot be alone. There is always the other, as we did not even come into the world on ourselves. In this setup, it is essential for the relations between people to be true and good. In the union between different people bounded by respect, there are responsibilities of striving to build the community of respectful people.
With this basic feature of human life, the universe can be a better place. These attributes can fit well in the society to fulfil the eternal dream, the idea of having heaven on this earth. As trust thrives in different people’s lives, I believe it is contagious; but it all starts with me before it proceeds to other beings. Trust is the foundation of love.