GUEST POST: The Reflection and Beauty of HOPE
Each of us has been created with gifted ideals and conditions that have been hopefully reinforced through our younger years and utilized by us as adults. We are taught about these life attributes such as Love, Compassion, Patience, Perseverance, Courage, Sympathy, Empathy and many more. It is my personal belief that while we are able to experience these in our youth, we really come to see how these life attributes come to play in our lives from the larger life experiences and complexities of our world as adults. We may not experience each of these life attributes each and every day, but I am sure if we look back to any week or month within our lives as adults, we will see these absolutely among the landscape of our life experiences.
What is rather profound is that each of these life attributes, when truly being experienced, is partnered with another essential life attribute that each of us has been gifted with from our first breath to our very last in this life, and that is, the gift of HOPE. Hope is absolutely present in each and every day of our lives and each and every time we are taking steps along our life path.
The laughter we share with our friends is filled with Hope.
The love we give and receive is filled with Hope.
The joy we share in our work in our daily lives is filled with Hope.
The time we share with friends and family is filled with Hope.
When we face our worst fears, we are not only standing in the confrontation of that fear but also in Hope.
When there is loss of any kind in our lives, there is Hope within the tears, anguish and pain.
Hope is one of the greatest attributes of this life that encourages us to try again, to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off after being thrown to the ground, and to look for the beauty in the reflections of all experiences we encounter along our soul’s evolution.
When each of us approaches life from a Hopeful position, we learn what it is to be filled with Gratitude on a most basic yet essential level, that will always and endlessly replenish itself. Hope is the renewal of your soul and is the blank page to each new day, to try again, to improve on what we learned from yesterday, and to step forward towards tomorrow and the dreams and goals waiting there. Residing in a Hopeful or Hope-filled place within your spirit is to honor and truly be connected to your God Source or Higher Power. Every life, every soul comes to this Earth School with very, very little, but of what we do come here with, Hope is engrained, gifted, and imprinted in the blueprint of our soul’s compass. Hope is always there and trust me when I say this, it’s not hard to find. It’s our responsibility to look and see what is always with us, within us and gifted to us from the Divine. HOPE.
Terry Christopher is an award-winning singer-songwriter. He has released two solo CDs, Take Another Look and Journey of a Wordsmith, to both critical and commercial acclaim. Terry is also the Executive Producer, as well as contributing artist on the 12 song compilation CD, United For The Ride Vol. I which assisted raising funds for the Riders of Breaking The Cycle 2009. He is based in New York City. (Photo: Drew Geraci)
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