Finding HOPE Within You

by Jan on February 25, 2011

“Dum spiro, spero. While I breathe, I HOPE.”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher

How do you view HOPE? Is it the promise that something is possible, or is it a more generalized feeling of hopefulness?

Whatever it is, everyone has felt hopeful. Everyone feels it differently. Often times it is a sudden thought that you’d never considered was possible, giving you a renewed sense of confidence.

HOPE is the possibility for some kind of fulfillment that sparks a desire we might not have had and suddenly, it is possible.

Be careful not to dismiss the idea of HOPE, for that wonderful sense of optimism and promise can be turned off with the swat of a negative thought. Whether our own inner judgment says, “Who am I to think I can do that?” Or those in our lives who say, “That is never going to happen.” If it is meant to, your dream, wish and desire will appear when the time is right. Let HOPE percolate within you.

Breathe in HOPE
HOPE is colorless, odorless and unseen. It doesn’t cost anything and no one needs to know what you are doing. But it can manifest in your life – in an attitude, perspective or action that is positive and uplifting.

We don’t see the action of grass growing, we see the result of it growing – once the lawn needs mowing. HOPE doesn’t grow immediately either, but by continually breathing it in and by paying attention to the thought of HOPE, it too grows, just as the grass flourishes.

We are in a world of ever-becoming
HOPE manifests when it lives within us for a while. Then, it is easier to notice in our actions and hear the HOPE in what we say to others and to ourselves. It is demonstrated by confidence that things will turn out well.

When I breathe in, I say to myself, “There is HOPE.” I do this as often in a day as I remember. But there are times when I do forget!

I challenge you to breathe in HOPE
Practice breathing in and literally saying, “There is HOPE.”

•  How does it make you feel?
•  What happens after you have practiced this over time?

If you breathe in HOPE, it becomes part of who you are.