Just Trust #writebravely

My eyes were swollen. Swollen because I had been crying for the past 5 days continuously.

I had banished my friends and family from visiting me. I didn’t want anyone’s sympathy. Five days back I had been in an accident and my right leg had been crushed and had to be amputated.

The door opened and my husband came in. I looked the other way. He came near and turned my face towards him and said, ‘Do you trust me?’

I looked at his face and saw his unconditional love and faith and I nodded. He smiled and said, ‘Then everything will be just fine.’

And I smiled too.

With our fast paced digitalized life today we are forgetting basic emotions like trust, faith and belief. Life is much easier when we have a heart that trusts easily. Remember when we were young, we had immense trust in our parents and life was full of sunshine. That same sunshine can prevail in our adult lives too if only, we are ready to trust.

Arjuna too standing in the middle of the battlefield was confused. On one side of the field were his brothers and the other side his cousins. Both were his own. In his confusion, the only person he can trust is the Lord and he says

prcchami tvam dharma-sammudha-cetah
yac chreyah syan niscitam bruhi tan me
sisyas te ‘ham sadhi mam tvam prapannam
Now I am confused about my duty and have lost all composure because of weakness. In this condition I am asking You to tell me clearly what is best for me. Now I am Your disciple, and a soul surrendered unto You. Please instruct me.
And that trust and surrender changes Arjuna’s vision.
So be selective on whom to trust but trust you must.

I’m Writing Bravely for the Write Tribe Festival of Words – March 2019’

Today’s prompt ‘trust’


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19 responses to “Just Trust #writebravely

  1. Yes, we must trust, but then hopefully trust must be reciprocated.
    Trusting blindly can have its issues…

  2. Of course, life is easier when we have a heart that trusts easily. But find trustworthy people first.

  3. Powerful story to show the value and importance of trust. Agree that we need to be selective in trusting people, but when we do, we need to trust them absolutely!

  4. It is indeed difficult to find trustworthy people in this world. When we find them, hang on to them. Lovely example of trust.

  5. That first discourse between Arjuna and Sri Krishna is my favourite part of the Mahabharat. Such is the power of trust between yourself and God. Nice post.

  6. Kalpana Solsi

    First, one has to trust one-self before reposing trust in others. The scene in Mahabharata between Arjuna and the Lord is firmly embedded in my mind.


  7. Trust is the underpinning in any successful relationship, be it in family, social life or spiritual path. Very nicely explained with apt example.

  8. Anagha Yatin

    Trust is the most expensive commodity in this world. And having some one trust worthy in life is the luckiest to thing to happen.

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