Wednesday, December 27

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.”
— Hellen Keller

Today’s Excerpt:

What do you hope happens tomorrow?

This Too Will Pass
A student of meditation complained to his teacher about his practice. “Everything is going wrong!” he said. “I’m full of distractions, my legs ache, and I’m constantly sleepy.”

“It will pass,” said the teacher.

A week later, the same student returned to his teacher, excited about how well his practice was going. “Everything is wonderful!” he said. “I’m focused, aware, and full of peace.”

“It will pass,” the teacher said again.

Discuss:

  • When you are having a hard time, how can you remind yourself that the situation will eventually change?

Hope isn’t about denying that hard times happen. It is an inner knowing that you have the capacity and resources to figure out what comes your way even when it’s challenging. In this way, hope is when you trust that things will unfold in a positive way eventually, regardless of what life throws your way.

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THIS WEEK’S LESSON

Hope