Realise the power of hope by hoping and getting the best out of life
Vol 3 | Issue 35
Hope is such a wonderful energiser. As hope wells up within you, it lifts up the spirit, strengthens the physique, motivates the mind, pulls you out of the bed, and makes you look beyond, like a true visionary, to the ‘beautiful future’, past the mounds of despair, the tears of sorrow, the pain of betrayals, and even the lack of bountiful resources.
Hope makes you look for the best in people and situations. It simply does not let you give up on anything that you may deeply desire, whether it’s success, love, or freedom. It prompts you to look at the next moment, the next day, the next big thing, the next move, and so on. That way, yes, hope does not let you stay with the present.
Hope is spurred by a vision of the destination that it may have neither heard about nor seen (Images used in the article for representation purpose only. Photos by Nathan G)
History is replete with success stories of average people who doggedly pursued in whatever they believed in, hoping to succeed some day, caring a damn for the hurdles on the way. After all what are hurdles for? Aren’t they meant to be crossed? Like barriers are meant to be broken, and summits are meant to be conquered.
Hope transforms – a situation, a life, a romance, and anything it may get its hands on. It makes the faint-hearted brave, breathes life into a dying soul, and unites love.
It heals. It forgives. It forgets. Ever optimistic, it surfs the waves of harsh reality in search of an island of succour, rest, and warmth, spurred by a vision of the destination that it may have neither heard about nor seen.
How does the supposedly weakened battle against injustice refuse to die down, but persists in all generations, with handful of people not bowing to power, authority or money?
How did romances weather conspiracies and villains, and come to happy endings? It is because someone, somewhere, had the hope that things would work out fine, and love would sail through the distance, climb over differences, and unite.
And how do people keep the wick of freedom flickering despite the defeat of their brave soldiers, who laid down their lives defending their motherland from the enemy?
History is replete with success stories of average people who doggedly pursued in whatever they believed in, hoping to succeed some day
How do they retain the dream of an independent nation though they have been enslaved now, completely subjugated, overrun by the enemy’s army? If it is not hope that powers their dream, what else is it?
As The Weekend Leader turns one-year-old on September 3, 2011, completing a year of Positive Journalism, we celebrate Hope, the one emotion that drives the world.
Be prepared to soak in positivity this whole month as our guest writers - who include Apollo Hospital’s founder Dr. Prathap Reddy, senior journalist Sankarshan Thakur, and IPS officer Prateep Philip - look at hope from different perspectives, starting this weekend edition.
Have fun reading the pieces. Stay motivated. Never lose hope!
The author is Editor of The Weekend Leader