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An Uplifiting Meditation on Hope

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An Uplifiting Meditation on Hope
By Jordan Brown • Issue #165 • View online
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Hope is a fickle thing.
You have it, and then you don’t.
You think everything is going back to normal, and then you receive crushing news.
And hope disappears.
But does it really?
Is hope ever really gone?
Hope Meditation
Hope is like a flower. It appears on schedule, but you forget it’s there at times. Sometimes, it’s lurking beneath the surface, and you have to create your own flowers. You have to visualize them in your mind instead of seeing them for yourself.
We’re going through a time in which it feels like there is hefty price to pay for hope. It feels way too expensive.
But what’s interesting is that it’s even more expensive to lose sight of hope.
You need hope like you need air. And yet we don’t consider the price of air until it’s gone. Until it’s difficult to breathe. In this way, hope and air are linked.
How to Meditate on Hope
Where do you go if you can’t find hope? What do you do if nothing is working?
You build a castle for hope. You construct the walls. You beautify the grounds. You create the space that will one day welcome hope in.
That’s all you can do. The work.
And then, when you least expect it, hope appears. It’s the flower that was never truly gone.
It’s just something you couldn’t see at the time.
Create the space for hope.
And then invite it in.
I hope (see what I did there) you enjoyed this issue. I enjoyed writing it. If you like this style of issue, please let me know. And if you’re struggling to find hope, hang on. Try to build you hope castle.

Jordan
P.S. My first book, In Search of Happiness, will be published in a few weeks. Mental Health Update members get half off–and discounts on all Mental Health Update products.
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