Is hope something we either have or we don’t or is it possible to actually BUILD our hope?
Hope is directly related to our sense of possibility. The greater our perception of possibilities, the greater our hope. The most constricted view of possibility, of course, is hopelessness or despair.
Hope is not the same as happiness or blind optimism. It is what we feel when we think that life is worth living, that our work is worth doing. Hope is what we have when we have a positive relationship with our existence. It is the deepest of the three emotions. Happiness and optimism cannot exist without hope, but hope can exist without happiness or optimism.
Hope answers the question, “Why should I bother?”
Join Julie and Chuck as they discuss this fascinating topic of HOPE. As they do, every week, this psych-therapist and pastor faith and psychology - All for positive change.
Unless we have a bit of HOPE that things actually can change, we may as well be constantly walking into a brick wall. Hope is what moves theory into action, hope allows us to move from “Well, maybe that worked for THEM” to “I believe this could work for ME.”