Trust is deeper than love. How could this be? Years of studying Tantra and what I call spiritual intimacy have led me to believe that without trust and a sense of safety, fear based consciousness will contaminate love, and therefore unconditional love (without conditions and protections) cannot be sustained. Without trust and safety, neither will intimacy be sustained. Certainly, love-based consciousness is a prerequisite for true intimacy, and therefore trust and safety must be paramount for having and sustaining intimacy. Most successfully loving couples will tell us this. Trust is not only the foundation for love, but also the basis for harmony and peace. Safety and trust allow us to treat others kindly and relate peacefully. With trust also comes a sense of certainty, a confidence that carries one into each situation and relationship with some degree of optimism about the outcome, an ability to access resources, and an empowerment that supports natural creativity and problem solving, etc. On an existential level, trust and certainty pertain to one’s confidence in their life, their individual incarnation.
The trust that engenders love, harmony, peace, and certainty is both a result of and a source of a "win-win" attitude. Maintaining such an attitude creates a "win-win" reality, filled with experiences of mutual empowerment and respect, thus leading to greater harmony, peace, and trust. So the trust creates the mutual win attitude that results in the reality of harmony that further substantiates the trust and the sense of safety...