What are you hoping for right now?
Do you hope that the chemo will work, the baby will be healthy, the business will be successful, the relationship will last, the job will be offered?
Perhaps you hope to close the deal, get the house, land the account.
You may hope for physical or emotional healing for yourself or a loved one.
You may be tempted to keep your hopes down as a means of self-protection.
Do you know the problem with getting your hopes up?
If it doesn’t work out, you will be disappointed, vulnerable, maybe even devastated, as you would be whether or not you had hope.
You can’t inoculate yourself against disappointment.
As Brene Brown says, you can’t dress-rehearse tragedy.
Anticipating the worst doesn’t protect us from pain.
There is a problem with tempering your hope, however. Worrying about the future robs us of being present in this moment. Which is all we ever have.
So want what you want.
Let yourself hope.
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. -Thich Nhat Hanh
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