I often wonder why things happen the way they
do. Watching the news can induce depression in 30 minutes or less.
The world can be full of cruel, nasty people and
events. We could sink down into the pit of despair very easily and walk
around with the burden of the desperate energy of the world.
But then I think about hope. Hope for the
world to change and the potential for humans to change.
A friend of mine just stepped into a new chapter of
his life and it's a big one. He is going to have to rebuild from the
ground up. I haven't seen him for a while so when I went to pick him up
to get some lunch, I hugged him and said, "This is a new
beginning." And he smiled and said "I hope so."
Hope. You know, I've heard some people say
that hope can be dangerous - false optimism that will send those who have it
crashing down onto their bum, feeling the sting of disappointment.
But to me, I think hope is the motivation to spur
us on. Hope gives us the strength to believe that things can be
different. It strengthens us on our journey, pulls us up on our
bootstraps and says "Hey, it can be what you want it to be. Believe
in me. Believe in the possibities."
Sure, there are times that we place false hopes in
people or events but for the most part, hope is the emotion we sense will take
us to next chapter, the next event. It allows us to say to ourselves that
anything is possible.
With all the things in the world that touch the
part of us that makes us feel not so good, holding on to hope grows the parts
of us that do feel good. And then we get the chance to say, "No
(emotion that bums me out), you're not going to win."
So when you're not sure how it's going to go or
where you're going to go next, grab onto hope. It will pull you up higher
than you imagined.
~Copyright 2010, Mary D'Alba (Spiritualitygirl)~
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