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Trust and confidence: one of the five great spiritual powers

With Stephen Fulder recorded on June 11, 2017.

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Trust is like pouring oil on troubled waters; it smooths the way. We don’t need to take so much trouble to build our walls. We can let go and let life sweep through us. It is one of the five powers (Bala) along with energy, mindfulness, serenity and wisdom.

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