Day 22 – Hope Holds the Future of the World
“Hope is not dead, it is just larger than our imaginations: its purpose extending far beyond our comprehension.” – Kathy Hobaugh
Even though the world will always be unpredictable and filled with uncertainty, we can choose how we react to that. Uncertainty doesn’t mean we need to be fearful and anxious. Today’s meditation shows us that the final use of profound hope is to remain rooted in your vision of change as a welcome source of creativity and renewal. As we learn to live in ever-present awareness, our true nature, we are at one with the source of infinite creativity of life itself.
Today we offer you one final meditation. The intention over the last 21 days has been for these meditations to start you on the path to expanding hope and using it as a force in these uncertain times. This meditation experience was designed to inspire you to experience hope within your soul, in the present with courage and simplicity. Today Deepak is going to show us how hope holds the future of the world.
I know for many of us the news headlines can become so overwhelming that you become numb to it. What can we do? Well, we can embody the energy we wish to experience, our own soul’s work is a work in progress. In everything that’s showing up in the world is here to show us who we are or who we choose to be in this moment.
Every morning we get another chance to wake up to choose curiosity over cynicism. We get to put aside despair and find something positive in the day to hope for. When we set our intention and activate hope as a verb, we change the possibilities and we also change the vibration and the actual shape of our lives, minute by minute, every day.
My prayer is that hope in the now remains a steady and guiding force for all of us, that hope connects each of us to the Source, with a capital “S”, of all creation and that your hope will be a light for others to follow. Deepak brings us together in the energy that hope holds the future for the world.
The world will always be uncertain and unpredictable; this can be a source of pessimism or a source of hope. The world embodies the constant change of evolution with billions of interconnected paths unfolding together. By its very nature, this is uncertain. Yet at a deeper level, this is how the dance of cosmic intelligence works.
If each person’s path is evolutionary, hope is the practical link that keeps us connected to the flow of life. A certain hope in the now makes the anxiety of an uncertain future insignificant. Once you envision that the light is guiding all evolutionary paths you can live your vision by offering hope to everyone else as our paths twist and turn. By living in ever-present awareness you’re being the change you want to see in the world.
We all live in a state of separation or duality. Light plays off the darkness and gives a contrast. Good contrasts with bad, pleasure with pain. Fighting against the state of duality only deepens it. The Worlds Wisdom Traditions exist to show the way out. Be in a state of pure consciousness. Know that you are there and then enjoy life as you discover how best you can help others.
The final use of hope is to remain steady as this vision unfolds, step by step, in your own life. Your individual core-consciousness is one in the same as the universal consciousness that takes on myriad forms to create everything within itself.
Wisdom Traditions can tell you this truth. They can point to the Kingdom of God within or the Eternal Peace of Nirvana. But in the end you feel and know it at the core of your being. Let this realization unfold inside you. Let it fascinate you and draw you forward. The allure of the light is more fascinating than anything else. In it lies your future. And as each person walks the path the future of the world becomes one of hope.
I live in the world of my vision.
I am the wholeness of universal existence.
Uncertainty no longer weighs me down with fear and anxiety since I have been introduced to a Power Greater Than Myself. This introduction occurred in a 21-day treatment program where I found myself when I could no longer deal with my alcoholism. Whether or not you have an addiction, having that Power to rely upon, a God of Your Understanding, that Source with a capital “S”, to have faith in takes the weight off your shoulders.
I no longer have to react. I know longer have to think I am in control. I can just go with the flow and know that I am being cared for, protected, and that I can enjoy the journey to grow and learn as I trudge the road of happy destiny. Today I choose to live my life optimistically and hopefully. I find the glass half full and this way of living attracts more fullness in my life. And I share this optimism with those who enter my “Dee Bubble” hoping they, too, can see the light at the end of the tunnel and to embrace positively all events that occur in their lives.
My evolutionary path of living in the darkness of an alcoholic hell has led me to the light of recovery and gratitude and humility. It has taught me, through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, what makes me tick, that I no longer have to live a fear-based life, that I no longer have to think I am in control, that I no longer have to live my life alone.
Today I get to have a purpose in my life which I never had before recovery. And that purpose is to share my Experience, Strength and Hope with others, whether they are struggling with addiction, abuse, mental disorders, or just life itself. We do not need to struggle alone. Please do not deprive me of helping you on your journey. It is my true purpose.
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From Deepak and Oprah’s 21-Day Meditational Experience on HOPE.