Trust is the act of putting faith in another person, having confidence that they will act with honesty and integrity in relation to you. You believe that they can be relied upon, and you feel sure of their good intentions toward you and your own interests. When trust is violated, it can be difficult to repair, depending on the severity of the breach and how often it may have happened in the past. Since trust is a central part of all relationships, finding ways to both maintain trust and mend it when it’s broken is essential to the health of our interactions with family, friends, romantic partners, and business associates.
Stephen M. R. Covey, widely known as one of the world’s leading authorities on trust, asserts that it is “the most overlooked, misunderstood, underutilized asset to enable performance. Its impact, for good or bad, is dramatic and pervasive. It’s something you can’t escape.
How can we trust in basic goodness when we encounter so much greed and violence within and around us? This talk explores three pathways of practice that enable us to bring a healing attention to our primitive survival conditioning, and cultivate the heart and awareness that express our full...
You’re right to be cautious when you hear these words, “I’m telling you, we’re just friends.” Good people in good marriages are having affairs. The workplace and the Internet have become fertile breeding grounds for “friendships” that can slowly and insidiously turn into love affairs.