In this post about trust, I was writing mostly from the point of view of someone who is doing the trusting. Today, I thought about the other side of trust --- the side where you become someone's trusted individual.
As someone who works in the field of counselling/psychology, I realise that I get to be on that side a lot. Sure, not everyone who seeks a counselling/therapeutic relationship give complete trust. But, there is always that element there. And, even though it is part and parcel of the job, I always consider it a privelege when people open themselves up to me.
Outside the job spectrum, I continue to be humbled at the privelege of being trusted with personal details of individual's lives - be it in person or online.
In fact, I am amazed at just how much I've learned about the visitors and readers of this blog just through this simple experiment. So, even though I haven't had the chance to talk more about everyone who left messages just yet, please know that I have been reading your posts and introductions. And, I will get to them one by one.
And, to you who bare your innermost thoughts, feelings and experiences with me --- thank you. I do appreciate being welcomed in to your life. I am grateful for your trust .