Through my process and experience, I discovered something that I would like to share with you. Something that helped me to begin creating a healthy relationship with hope to have a good life.
What I discovered forever changed the way in which I looked at hope. What I discovered was that for many years I had a dysfunctional relationship with hope. I expected hope to do for me what I needed to do for myself. Let me explain. 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. In my cynicism, I found myself scoffing at the idea of hope. My cynicism, surrounding the idea of hope; continued until I reached a spiritual bottom and experienced a spiritual awakening.
My spiritual awakening revealed to me that hope had always been present.
My spiritual awakening revealed that hope is neither passive nor ambiguous, but active and engaging. With my spiritual awakening, hope opened my eyes and revealed that I could no longer sit on the “side lines”, waiting; but that I needed to get and stay in the “game”. The “game” being the process of creating hope in my life. What’s more, with my spiritual awakening; hope helped me to realize that I needed to be an active participant in my life by taking an active role in the process of hope.
My spiritual awakening showed me that I needed to learn from my each of my circumstances — past and present — to engage with hope. Hope also helped me to realize that as I made the effort to learn from each and every circumstance, that I would be given opportunities. Hope then revealed to me that by taking advantage of these opportunities I would in effect be contributing to and taking an active role in the creation hope.
With my spiritual awakening, I realized that I no longer had to wait for hope.
In July 2016 I published an eBook to share articles that have helped me to create hope in my life. Here is a link to the eBook:
In each of the articles that I share through my eBook, I share information that helped me to create sparks of hope in my life.
As my articles create a spark of hope in you, please feel free to share my articles to create sparks of hope in other people.
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