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The Narcissistic condition emanates from a seismic break of trust a tectonic shift of what should have been a healthy relationship with his primary objects and the transformation of his self into the subject of love Some of these bad feelings are the result of deeply entrenched misunderstandings regarding the nature of trust and the continuous act of trusting For millions of years nature embedded in us the notion that the past can teach us a lot about the future This is very useful for survival And it is also mostly true with inanimate objects With humans the story is somewhat different it is reasonable to learn from someones past behaviour about his future behaviour even though this proves erroneous most of the time But it is mistaken to learn from someones behaviour about other peoples Actually most psychotherapy is nothing but the effort to disentangle past from present to teach the patient that the past is gone and has no reign over him anymore unless the patient lets it to Our natural tendency is to trust because we trust our parents It feels good to really trust It is also an essential component of love and an important test Love without trust is dependence masquerading as love We must trust it is almost biological Most of the time we do trust We trust the Universe to behave itself according to the laws of physics our army not to go mad and shoot us all our nearest and dearest not to betray us When trust is broken the feeling is that a part of us dies is hollowed out Not to trust is abnormal and is the natural result of bitter or even traumatic life experiences Mistrust or distrust are induced not by our own thoughts nor by some device or machination of ours - but by lifes sad circumstances To continue not to trust is to reward the people who
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