Don't rely just on hope. Focus on what's next

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by alixer, Sep 22, 2012.

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  1. alixer

    alixer SF Supporter

    Aung San Suu Kyi said something interesting recently about how she got through difficult times. She said she didn't always think about hope but rather on what was next. I think we, myself included, rely on hope to get us through things. Hope is great but it's not tangible and so sometimes we can lose grasp of it, and when we do, we can feel lost. But focusing simply on what you can do next, I think that can be grounding and a particularly powerful motivator.

    Here is the video interview:
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Good post hun so true thanks for the connection
  3. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    What Is Hope?

    What Is Hope?
    When things go wrong, as they sometime will,
    Optimists hope that they’ll come right again and they do!
    And when times are hard, positive thinkers hope they’ll
    Become easier again, as they invariably do!
    So, what is hope?
    It is not the closing of one’s eyes to
    Difficulties, risks or failures,
    But an inner trusting that:
    If we fail now, we shall not do so forever;
    If we get hurt, we shall be healed;
    If we make mistakes, we shall learn from them
    And be allowed to move on to higher learning.

    Hope is the awareness of our innermost soul that:
    Life is good and the power of love is the most powerful
    Force in the whole of Creation.
    It straightens all crooked corners and, if we but ask,
    Helps us heal everything,
    Even the most difficult situations and relationships.

    Hope is an inner knowing that, in God’s time,
    All things will come right on the Earth plane,
    And that, like actors on the great stage of life,
    In front of a friendly audience of friends and helpers
    From the world of light,
    We shall eventually step in front of the curtain.

    Every participant of the comedy of errors that is this life,
    Eventually must nail the urges of their small self to the
    Cross of consciousness of the Earth.
    At the end of their present lifetime, the wise ones,
    Who willingly submit themselves to Saturn’s demands
    And extend the restraint of self-discipline and self-mastery
    Onto all their relationships, in the form of good and healed ones,
    Shall be presented by life itself with the leaving certificates
    That sets them free from further lessons on the Earth.

    No further returns to the earthly plane will then be required
    And like in earthly school, our teachers – the Angels,
    In due course, move us on to increasingly elevated
    Levels of existence and studies.
    Thus, all human souls in the end take their final bows
    On this side of the veil of consciousness.

    United in friendship and love,
    Smilingly reaching out for each other and, holding hands,
    We enjoy the roar of applause that greets us,
    Though in truth we are much more eager to follow the Angels,
    To see where they may wish to lead us.

    Having surrendered our earthly self to our Highest Self,
    In the shelter of God’s mighty wings, in all Eternity
    We shall in the end serenely venture forth,
    Never to be frightened or feeling lonely again.

    I will abide in Thy tabernacle forever;
    I will make my refuge the shadow of Thy wings.’
    Psalm 61:4

    From ‘Words & Prayers of Hope & Encouragement’

    With love and light,


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