How is hope working for you right now?
HOPE. I used to think this word was an excuse. That it could mask pain and maybe even support a “why did this happen to me” mindset. It always seemed to come from need. Hope seemed to require no real action, and did nothing. Nothing to get the car in gear and the pedal to the metal.
Well, the universe has sure taught me a lesson around that, and it’s especially poignant during the uncertainty we are now living with.
Hope is at the very basis of creativity, which stems from purpose and passion. In my book, 10 Little Rules for Your Creative Soul, I quote Liz Gilbert, who shared her thoughts on this:
“Creative living is living a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear.”Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
To me, that curiosity can only be based in some level of hope, that there is something better waiting. Deepak Chopra’s asked the question “How is hope working for you right now?” and his thoughts helped me view hope, in the face of fear, in a whole new light.
- Hope is Intention
- Hope is Joyful Desire
- Hope is SELF
- Hope is our source of strength in times of uncertainty.
Hope is faith in things working out, even if we don’t see how that will happen at this moment.
Hope is being brave, experiencing life in a new way each day, trusting others, and mainly trusting and living in our truth.
Hope is being true to yourself, your inner knowing, your core, your true north – in a world that is beginning again and will be your new canvas on which to paint your story.
Be well, my friends…and stay hopeful.
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