Trust is not static.
It’s either growing or dying.
It’s true for our relationship with our Self or others.
I had a realization (it’s what prompted this post… ) that it’s not enough to be kind to those we know and “neutral” to others.
Because rationing our kindness – even if its not conscious – creates doubt on the minds of others. They may wonder (again, not necessarily consciously) that there may come a time when we might be less-than-kind to them.
(I know that last paragraph reeks of “woo-woo New Age-ey” stuff, but I do believe there are powerful energetic connections between people. Think of the “gut feelings” you have… it’s that sort of thing.)
My point: be kind whenever possible.
To yourself, to those you know and to those you have yet to meet.
1) You’ll know; 2) those who know you and see you being kind (without qualification) will know and 3) it will matter.