In this statement there is such a broad range of emotions, while at the same time asking a very profound question.
Many times in life we're faced with challenges that either move us to act, or move us to crack. We find ourselves at a serious crossroad during times like these, and it's right here when the depth of that statement rears its head. In the question form, we wonder, is there always hope?
Picture a youngster in school, a being faced by a group of bullies. He or she is experiencing a moment of sheer terror. All they want to do is fit in, feel significant, and be befriended by someone, or just be cool. Yet, here they are being tormented because someone perceives them differently than they see themselves. Is there hope? Can they come through this torment unscathed, or will the humility be so tremendous that it spurs them to end it all. Where is hope when they need it?
We can tell that youngster to turn the other cheek, but if they do, then the only hope they may is to have hope that the bully doesn't smack the other side of their face.
There's always hope as a statement, suggests that if we have faith, or we dig deeply into ourselves that we can come out on the other side of a problem.
Picture a person who is in deep despair because of financial or emotional difficulties. They venture to a convenience store and place a dollar on a dream of winning a lottery. There's always hope as a statement, says that you sit on pins and needles and wait to see if your ship comes in. As a question, it asks, if that ship sinks, can I be able to endure another day of being impoverished?
By its definition, the word hope means to cherish a desire with anticipation, or to desire with the expectation of obtainment, or still, to expect with confidence.
I am deeply in love with a woman, but she doesn't feel the same way about me, but there's always hope for a positive outcome, isn't there?
Now I know that it seems that I'm being a bit of a pessimist, and maybe I am, but truly I see better, and more clearly than the confines of these words.
Like many of you, I have been faced with many of the challenges that were listed above. How I made it through to the other side was through the divine realism of hope. Hope gave me the clarity to face things that could have caused my world to be darkened. Even in one of the darkest days of my life, hope gave me a sense of peace in chaos. It told me to slow down and not get consumed by my pain, or my fears. Hope told me that it is right here standing by my side offering guidance and patience.
When facing those moments in your life when the walls are closing in, try your best to stop momentarily and focus on the energy that suspends those fears that can make you crack. Give yourself a chance to be. What you may find is, that in the case of poverty, you're richer than you realize, in the case of the torment of bullies, you'll find that you are actually the object of their jealous desires, or that the bullies are actually afraid of your power.
In my case, this woman that I love so deeply, may in reality be giving me a glimpse of our future together, and I may find that this love that I feel so strongly is not worth my time, and that the woman in question is the devil in disguise.
Choose your life wisely, pay close attention to your details, see the worth of you, because those that would see otherwise should never win over your domain. The place in life where you belong is whatever place you want, and you need to realize that all of that negativity has no real place in your life. You are the best person on the earth, see it, trust and believe it, and on those days that it is difficult, well, there's always hope.
Remember, everyday in every way you are worthy...