Trust Is the Fragrance of a Silent, Peaceful Being
Somehow you have got a wrong idea about trust. Trust is not in someone, it is not a relationship. Trust is a quality in one's own self.
A man of trust. It does not mean in what he trusts, but he trusts; that is his innocence. Even if he is cheated because of his trust, that does not matter, because trust is more valuable than any small thing that he has been cheated of. You can take everything from him, but you cannot take his trust.
Trust is an inner growth, consciousness at its peak.
Trust, in itself, is a joy, and distrust, as such, is agony. It is a choice. To trust rather than distrust.
People are miserable all over the world because they have chosen distrust. From their very childhood they have been told, ‘Don’t trust, because if you trust you will be cheated. The world is full of cunning people, so remain alert, don’t trust. Trust only when you have found someone, checked all the possibilities of the person and found that yes, he is trustworthy. Then trust.’
But to trust a trustworthy person really has no meaning at all. It is not one's own quality, it is dependent on the other's trustworthiness. But to trust a person who is not trustworthy, knowing perfectly well that he is not trustworthy, but still you trust, because trust in itself is such a great value that it cannot be lost because of this other person’s unworthiness.
A man who trusts... simply trusts. And each time he is cheated because of his trust, his trust is not destroyed, but is strengthened.
Trust is one of the great qualities of one's being.
Think of it as a quality of being. Then the question will not be asked. "Can the person be trusted?" Because trust is a quality of oneself.
The man of trust simply lives out of his trust; whatever happens does not matter. If he is being deceived continuously, then too, it does not matter. Nothing happens to his trust. His trust is something invincible, and that gives integrity.
So don’t trust in others. Don’t trust in anybody in particular. Simply trust. Let it be your fragrance.
Only one thing can be said: Trust is one's own intrinsic quality. Although, there are those that will cheat. It has nothing to do with who you are. Trust in oneself cannot be cheated or stolen by others.
Simply enjoy trusting. Others come to cheat. That is their problem, that they choose to deceive. If one enjoys deceiving, then enjoy their attempt at deception.
The greater your trust, the greater guilt the person who deceives will have. And there is a chance that this guilt will change that person – he will have a change of heart.
Trust is tremendously powerful.
There is no question of accepting or rejecting. The question is of growing trust as a quality of one's own being.
When the rose opens, its fragrance starts flowing all around. It is not addressed to anyone in particular. If the king passes by he will receive it; if a beggar passes by he will receive it. If a thief passes by he will receive it. If a murderer passes by he will receive it. For the rose it makes no difference who is receiving it.
Trust is the fragrance of a silent, peaceful being.
Trust is the fragrance of nothingness.