Hope

In his challenge this week Jake writes that hope is the last thing a person feels before they are defeated.  I  totally disagree.   Hope is what leads from a feeling of defeat to one where I can move to make positive changes in my life.

Jake sees hope as an emotional state.  I see hope more as a type of energy.   For me hope has the power to  changes a negative, defeatist and closed state of mind into one that allows room for new, healing and expansive energy to emerge.

DSCF3708Hope is the beacon that lights my way forward through troubled times.

DSCF3654 In my saddest hours when my heart is heavy, hope shines through the darkness.

Without hope I tie myself in knots   DSCF9786

everywhere I turn there is another wall imprisoning me in my fears 

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With hope there is always a light at the end of the tunnel

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My response to Jake’s challenge:  hopeWATER DRAGON POSTERhttp://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/sunday-post-hope/

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28 thoughts on “Hope

  1. Yes, I agree with you, and you have illustrated it beautifully with these words and images.I love that Portugese quote above as well.

  2. I agree. Hope is what keeps me moving forward. Without it, I would have given up on many things a long time ago. Beautiful marriage between pictures and words.

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