Trust as Acceptance

Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it is safe or certain. Ritu Ghatourey

My good friend is in the hospital, having come through two critical operations. As I held her hand last night she would drift in and out. “It’s about trust, isn’t it?”, she said.

She had a difficult time agreeing to this surgery even though her condition was so life-threatening as to have the rest of us on edge with concern. When she suddenly threw herself into the process with enthusiasm we were all relieved.

One could say that her fear of dying overcame her fear of being killed in the process of being healed. She would say that she let go of fear and decided to trust.

And I believe her.

I stroked her hand and we talked about how hard it is to trust. How difficult it is to recognize that we have no control. How easy it is to acknowledge that we have no control of outcome and how difficult it is to actually believe this life truth.

Life may not be easy when we accept. And it may be easier. At the very least the suffering of anxiety is left behind.

Life Student


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