Hope: Adjunct to action

Hope can be an adjunct to action or one of the evils of the world. “Evils of the world?” you may ask. Yes, I think so.

Have you ever tolerated in the intolerable in the hope that it will go away without doing anything about it? How about those times in your life where you let hope stop you from doing what needs to be done?

Hope requires action – not passivity, resignation or stagnation.

My eyes lit up, my ears tuned in and I sat up intently listening when someone said to me that hope is not wishful thinking. She went on to say that hope requires goals, strategic pathways and stamina – the willpower to follow through.

I was reminded of another poem by Emily Dickinson, Hope is a Strange Invention

Hope is a Strange Invention

Hope is a strange invention—
A Patent of the Heart—
In unremitting action
Yet never wearing out—

Of this electric Adjunct
Not anything is known
But its unique momentum
Embellish all we own—

Here, Dickinson teaches us that Hope is unstoppable, with its “unique momentum” and “unremitting action”.  It is also an “electric Adjunct”, a mysterious current of energy which serves to “Embellish all we own”, that is, to make our whole lives beautiful. 

Hope is not wishy-washy and daydreamy, it is actually powerful and resilient.  It may be as invisible as electricity or as small-looking as a bird caught in a storm, but that does not diminish its potency.

Hope is something that just does not stop.  It sings, and sings, and sings, and sings, no matter how harsh the storm.

Hope: Adjunct to action

Becoming the Greatest Expression of You

NOTE: This is my third post in a series about Hope.

Since March, 1996, many of my Sunday blog posts have been about the Greatest Expression of You. Today’s post is a continuation of that series.

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