The concept of trust seems lacking in the light of suspiciousness being peddled in a world bent on leering into the lives of others. It’s incredible how many people lack this most basic of personality dynamics. I can’t count how many times I have seen the root of psychological strife grounded in the lack of this basic building block of personality.
Erik Erikson, a key figure behind the study of psychological development, saw this as a foundational block from which an infant’s personality develops. Understandably, if we cant formulate a trusting relationship with the people who raise us, what chance do we have to trust others.
While this is valid from a psychodynamic perspective, findings in neuroscience shed some light on ways we can overcome mistrust. By exercising the ability to trust in actions that lead to positive outcomes over time, we build a neural harmony with the environment we wish to achieve this effect.
In today’s podcast, I shed light on this subject, exploring the definition of trust and ways we can practice its foundation to bolster both individual and relational growth.
Namaste, my friends. May blessings find you on your journey to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.