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Trust is the child of love, for where love showers down, trust will grow.

And since it is a child, the reciprocal is also true: As the child’s call awakens a parent from deep sleep, so trust awakens the love that gave birth to it.

Provide love, trust will be born from it.
Demonstrate your trust, and it will awaken love.

So it is with a child and a parent. So it is with two good friends. So it is with any marriage. Your love may hibernate in deep sleep, but you have trust that the other holds love inside, and in that trust, love awakens once more.

So it is with the love affair between your soul and her Beloved above. Trust that He is in love with you, and your love will awaken.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman. To order Rabbi Freeman’s book, Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, click here.
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August 2, 2012
Love and Trust
The most important element here is honesty. Without this,love and trust will cease to exist.
David Levant
Emerson, N.J.
August 2, 2012
forgot - July 30, 2012
In Kabbalah the cold steely resolve bond of Bittul is represented by the Hod -Sod bond. That love is in our gut, a foundation upon which the flame of Emunah flickers with passion.
July 31, 2012
Love and Trust -Collection 1
Thank G-d Who the Great optimist ! have guided me into YOUR deepest thought .., so I will be as YOU need me to BE......
Debby Moore
Jerusalem, Israel
July 30, 2012
A few years ago i wanted to know how commandment #5, the child to honour the parent had a demand, where the Torah obligates the parent to love their child.

Many reasons were cited but none hit the nail on the head. Here, you have given the missing half of the answer, Bittul.

The one not mentioned here , probably because it is the more common sense one in Emunah, Faith. Faith is like a flame that flickers, waxes and wanes. It is represented in Kabbalah as the Chesed - Gevurah bond,

The Bittul bond id the trust bond, one of steely resolve, constant , unshakeable.

Emunah ansd Bittul are both necessary to have love. As you say, this bond is necessary in all kinds of relationships. In the case of parental love for the child, Bittul is needed for teaching our children. It allows the flow of information.

It was a big deal for me to find this out. You should enlighten your rabbi on this point. It is important and trust me, they do not know it. They know Emunah but not Bittul.
July 30, 2012
Love and Trust
Monty Pogoda
Efrata, Israel
July 30, 2012
Love and Trust
Thank you. This is beautiful and so true and something I needed to be reminded of in my relationship with G-d.
Camp Verde, Az
July 30, 2012
Trust in Love
The most wonderful thing for those having children is the fact of learning from them. A simple but innocent trust and an unconditional love seen to flow from them in any given circumstance. It is as though these two heavenly qualities are meant for us to keep forever when we grow up. But such is not the case for most. But knowing they possess such qualities are these qualities suppose to be in us today? Yes but we receive them as a gift from G-D as we develop a new sense of awareness within us. As we get into the Tanach and Torah and realize who we are reading about and who it is that restores life within us then we understand in our faith in G-D that there is a relationship He made for us on a more personal level. When this occurs through total understanding that G-D is alive right now, He hears and answers our prayers. And we learn personally in our hearts just how real G-D truly is. When we begin to develop our relationship personally in G-D and love and trust.
Gavri Hanita Hazaka Abir Selek 2nd
Vancouver B.C., Canada
December 3, 2009
Trust and you will find love.
Dear Rabbi,
"Trust and you will find love". So concludes today's daily dose. What is trust? Does the Hebrew word for trust evoke understanding?
Noam Leviton
December 3, 2009
Today's daily double dose about love and trust
I think the daily double dose (about love and trust) is the best one I have read so far! Rock on Chabad
Wetumpka, Alabama
December 3, 2009
love and trust.
but what does one do when they can feel no trust and no love. I mean I don't think one can fake trust? So how can one work on their love towards G-d? Will faking trust really work?
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