The purpose of atonement is to dispel illusions, not to establish them as real and then forgive them. (A Course in Miracles)
I do trust people. I am not afraid to be hurt.

There is a vicious circle between spiritually-unaware thoughts and emotions.

A person unaware of spirit is person identified with the ego. This person’s mind is given free reign. Filled with fear, judgments, frustrations, hopes and dreams, a desire to be better than others, the egoic mind believes every thought is serious and more real than life, itself.

The body responds to out-of-control thought with tension. The heart and breath accelerate and this negative energy gets fed right back into the mind.

Now the person feels lousy, which negatively affects thinking further, which generates even more negative emotion, which often leads to addiction or other destructive behavior. This is why a person missing awareness of spirit becomes more insane and more miserable as the years pass.

The only way to break this cycle is to become fully aware of spirit (consciousness). Now the mind and the body serve truth. The mind is a beautiful creative tool and the body is a learning device — but only after you have awakened to spirit. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.