Questioning Hope

How do we give each other hope?

Is hope something innate that you have to have within yourself?

Is it lying dormant until someone or some circumstance pulls it out of us? Is it learned behavior?

How is does one become ambitious in lieu of their current circumstance?

Have you ever felt hopeless? if so, what did you do to come out of this?

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The world calls it hope, religion calls it faith: the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen Hebrews 11: 1.

I think in order to have faith/hope, ya have to engage your imagination. Keeping your creative power enacted while visualizing a better space is sometimes the only thing one can hold on to.  

In moments of personal despair, this has rung true for me. 

As a mother, I’ve had several hopeless moments. Feeling emotionally drained, being frustrated about work, home, caring for them, learning to love myself, learning how to love them, dealing with the terrifying unknown… I mean the list goes on. Over time, I’ve had alot of face in the palm instances but somehow, the hope for things getting better has pushed me through.

As a kid, my mom used to tell me I needed to “learn how to be alone without being lonely”. As a social butterfly, this was very challenging for me. But after a time or two, my solitude was a perfect breeding ground for my creativity. Its where I started writing music, singing and learning my voice. For me, creativity gives me hope. As long as I can sort of “see” something in my mind, I’m charged to push forward.

I'm curious to know what your thoughts and experiences are facing feelings of hopelessness or hopefulness...please share

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Life is hard. If you’re feeling hopeless and need someone to talk to visit the National Suicide prevention Hotline or call Call 1-800-273-8255