My hope is that if you have given up on hope, this article will help you to see hope in a new light.
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Several days ago I wrote the article, Do I want to be right or Do I want to be happy?. In the article I spoke about having choices amidst what I did not like and could not change. In response to this article, I received a lot of positive feedback and a few comments. In response to these comments, I would like to share something that has helped me. What I discovered through my process and share in this article, What Helped me to Form a Healthy Relationship with Hope; forever changed my relationship with hope. What changed, helped me to form a healthy relationship with hope.
For many years I had a dysfunctional relationship with hope. I expected hope to do for me what I needed to do for myself.
For many years I found myself buying into the notion that if I just hoped enough, what I hoped for would manifest itself. Sort of like that magical thinking manifested in fairy tales. Consequently, when hope did not manifest itself, I became discouraged and despondent. You see I had bought into the notion that hope had let me down because hope did not play by the rules that I had made for hope. Consequently, I found myself scoffing at the idea of hope. My cynicism surrounding the idea of hope continued until I reached an emotional bottom and experienced a spiritual awakening. My spiritual awakening revealed to me that hope is neither passive nor ambiguous, but active and engaging.
With my spiritual awakening, hope helped me to realize that I could no longer sit on the “sidelines”. With my spiritual awakening, I began to see hope as a coach, who encouraged me to get and stay in the “game”. With my spiritual awakening, hope helped me to realize that I needed to learn.
What my spiritual awakening, hope helped me to realize that I needed to have an active role in the process of hope by learning from my each circumstance that touched my life. Hope also helped me to realize that as I learned from each circumstance, I would be given opportunities and these opportunities would be part of learning about hope. Hope helped me to understand that as I learned from my circumstances and took advantage of my opportunities that I would become a team player. Hope helped me to realize that as I learned and took advantage of circumstances and opportunities, I would learn how to create hope. I would learn how to use them to create active and practical hope.
Our circumstances are not meant to keep us down, but they are meant to build us up; for they teach us lessons that prepare us to take advantage of opportunities! Circumstances and opportunities teach us how to create hope from what we may not like or understand at the present time.
With my spiritual awakenings, I engaged in a relationship with hope. With my spiritual awakenings, I involved myself in the process of creating active and practical hope. On February 6, 2007 I created Second Chance to Live to share what helped me to have a healthy relationship with hope. Over the course of time, I have written a series of articles and created video presentations of my articles to share what I learned that helps me to create practical hope. I would like to share what I learned with you through these articles and video presentations. To aid in accessing the articles and video presentations, I have created 2 archives, one for my articles and one for my video presentations.
To access the articles that I have written on having and creating hope, please click on this link: Articles on Having Hope
To listen to and watch video presentations on having and creating hope, please click on this link: Video Presentations on Having Hope.
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