Beach Walk 276 – Trust or Faith

Trust. It’s different from faith, in my mind.

I like to use my understanding and experience of trust to relieve stress. As Joe mentioned in a comment yesterday, past history usually shows that despite our many worries, “the job eventually gets done.” So trust is based on having experience that we can use to be more conscious, and more relaxed, in this moment.

Faith? That’s often associated with “blind.” Much harder! Less logical. Calming for some, but stressful to others.

The crab we were watching had lots of trust that s/he could run dashing into the waves, knowing that s/he could bury in the sand or ride the surf, and still be just fine. That trust comes from experience and can feed the rational mind.

Hawaiian words
Hilinaʻi: trust
kālele: to have faith

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