Why am I afraid to trust, and what can I actually do to gain eternal peace?

Its not people we must trust, but rather the One Source from which all things spring.

All forms including people; are nearly a thin shell that contain the yolk of Eternity. With great perseverance strive to know yourself as That.

This One Source being covered with a thick crust of “character make up,” is not readily perceptible. It must first be placed in the heat of mental concentration and dispassion, and then gently scraped with the blade of inquiry. Then, one must grind down the innumerable dispositions of the mind;  finally cracking the shell with the hammer of discernment.

Then Behold! The diamond  of your True Self was within along!