Thursday, October 7, 2010
****** DO YOU HAVE HOPE? ******
HOPE sometimes gets a bad rap and not everyone has a good relationship to it. Some people believe that hope is something that only weak people do while lying around waiting for what they want to happen. Others equate hope with being helpless or childlike. But true hope can be a powerful tool and ally.
SOMETIMES we can learn a lot about a word by exploring it's opposite state. Many of us have experienced hopelessness and can agree on its meaning. Whether we have left it in ourselves, or seen it in another, it is not a pleasant experience. It's as if the life force that normally radiates out of someone is diminished. Feeling hopeless drains our energy leaving us feeling lost and depleted.
HOPE on the other hand, lifts our spirits and gives us energy. Hope reminds us that any outcome is possible and that we are not alone. It moves us beyond independence, hard work, and effort and enlists the help and support of the universe. Hope does have a childlike essence to it. But often we need a certain amount of innocence to take on the things we truly desire. Hope has the word "hop" in it which gives us a clue to it's nature. When we hop, we take a quick leap. we allow ourselves the expectation of fulfillment.
HOPE reminds us that we are not alone. It calls out to the universe and asks for assistance. Hope believes in our dreams and aspirations. It activates our strength and courage. It is an invaluable tool and ally when we support it with action and focus. This week notice your relationship to hope and see if it's present in your life.