My hope is that if you have given up on hope, that this article will help you to have a new experience with hope.
An empowering relationship with hope that will encourage you to follow your dreams.
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. In December 2014 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 and continues to help me.
Helps Me to Have a Healthy Relationship with Hope and Encourages Me to Follow my Dreams
What I discovered through my process and share below forever changed my relationship with hope.
Let Me Explain
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. A coach who encourages me to get and stay in the “game”.
With my spiritual awakening, hope helped me to realize that I needed to learn.
Hope Helped Me
What my spiritual awakening, hope helped me to realize that I needed to have an active role in the process of hope. An active role by learning from my each of the circumstances that touched my life.
Hope also helped me to realize that as I learned from each circumstance, I would be given opportunities. These opportunities would be part of learning process. The learning process that would teach me about hope.
The learning proces that would teach me how to create hope in my life.
Hope helped me to realize 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.
My Encouragement to You
Don’t Despise the Day of Small Beginnings. Create Hope a Little at a Time.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu
“By taking the first step of a journey and by not giving up on the process before long we will be able to look back and see how far we have come.” Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA
With my spiritual awakenings, I engaged in a healthy and functional 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 past 10 years I have written 10 eBooks to share what has helped me to create hope in my life. These eBooks are free to download and use. I have also created 338 video presentations of some of my articles. Below are links to both my 10 eBooks and my 384 Video Presentations.
Links to Information that Helped Me
To gain Insight into my process and journey creating hope, you may click on this link: My Process and Journey Creating Hope in my Life
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