Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Yesterday I read a comment that some one responded to a comment I left on Facebook. In response to their comment, “experience leads to the growth of new brain cells”; I shared an article that I had written last year. The information presented with in the article changed my life, as I was able to grasp the significance of the power of choice. The power of choice helped me to realize that I no longer needed to remain stuck in life. I could walk in partnership with a guide that would help me to excel. I realized that with the power of choice, I could get busy to improve my life.
The information with in the article helped me to realize that I could have an active role in my life, regardless of any obstacle or amount of adversity. The information with in the article helped me to realize how influential I could be in my own life. The information shared gave me a new lease on life. The information shared helped me to realize that I could live my dreams by taking “baby steps”. The information helped me to realize that I could live my dreams by staying committed to the process. The information helped me to realize that I could succeed by not giving up.
The good new is that we can have a profound impact upon our lives. We don’t have to wait for a program or a professional. We don’t have to pay exorbitant amounts of money. We can start slowly. We can get into action. We can don’t have to do it all today. Taking baby steps will get us there… We can create new life for ourselves. We can enhance our well-being. We can enhance our lives. We can create the life we thought was out of our grasp. And we don’t have to do it perfectly. We can experiment. We can tweak what works for us. We can let go of what no longer works for us.
We can get better by getting busy in our lives. We can move forward with our lives through taking one action at a time. We no longer have to sit on the “side lines” of our life. We can create what we never dreamed possible. And the good news is that we don’t have to do it alone.
Creating a Healthy Relationship with Hope
Through my process and experience I discovered some thing that I would like to share with you. 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 began to realize that I no longer had to wait for hope.
In each of the articles that I present on Create a Spark of Hope, I share what has helped and continues to help me to create sparks of hope in my life. Realizing that I can / could create sparks of hope in my life has and continues to encourage, motivate, empower and inspire my ability to see my circumstances in a new light.
My encouragement to you would be to spend time reading articles from the different categories on Create a Spark of Hope, by clicking on this link Site Map of Articles. Once my Site Map of Articles has opened for you, scroll down the page to the different categories. Under the category title is a list of articles. Click on the article title(s) and they will open for you. As you read articles from these categories and find yourself encouraged, motivated, empowered and inspired to create sparks of hope in your life, please share those articles with family and friends.
It is Never Too Late to Create Hope!
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