Sunday, September 16, 2012
~What does trust mean to you in the context of submission?
Trust such a short word for such an important one. Trust is important in any relationship, in the context of submission, it gains importance.
For me, trusting Master with my physical self was a whole lot easier than trusting Him with the emotional me, with the "inner" me. The one that I had protected by building some very strong barriers. Even Master will say....He put in a lot of hard labor, bringing those walls down.
A lesser, or maybe even a smarter man, would have ceded the battle.
I believe trust comes in layers, it builds upon itself, until finally your trust enough to take a leap of faith, and are willing to risk much to gain much. Trust is a 2 way street...yes the submissive needs to trust her/his partner physically, emotionally, maybe with finances, in many various areas. The submissive also needs to be trustworthy.
Trusting is believing that your partner will do his/her best for you. Trusting is accepting that sometimes that best may fall short, but it is their best. Trust is both the basic building block of a relationship and the basis for growth.
Aisha over at http://beingaisha.wordpress.com/ cites this quote when answering this question:“The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are. Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be- and when they’re not, we cry.”
― Jewish Proverb
It gives one a lot to think about.
When I first read this question I thought...oh an easy one. As I sit here, I find it is not so easy.