Poetry: Hope must be connected to the moment to be real

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Sometimes we place a lot of our hope in the future, too much in fact.

"Things will be different then, and better then."

When we do this, we lose just a little of our hope now, but far more often it's usually a lot of our hope now, in the now of our now, that we lose.

We step away from hope into the future by hoping that all will be better then. Make it better now.

Making the moment of now count by not moving our hope past it

Sometimes if we miss the moment of a moment, we’re left then fettered,
because we’re full of hoping for the next one to be better, & yet bettered.
Getting to hope's of course already a great feeling, if that's fully accepted,
as long as we don't keep putting off now, unready, unmet, & un-mattered.

Every moment is said to plant something new deep within our soul.
When our mind’s miss what was planted, we lose our hold on our role.
There is a moment in the moment when the door is held wide open.
Go inside the door, connect to the hope of your soul, boldly enrolled.

The role of each person is to live within love’s hope for them, okay.
The hope of love is that the love of hope will not elope too far away.
Love brings hope, but hope on its own often loses its way in dismay.
Stay within the moment to find love's still within your hope still today.

Love's hope for us lives within present time. Love wants us to live with its hope now.

Love's hope is fully present only within its presence right now.

Senryu: about living now

The future's yet dead.
Only now's moment's alive.
Love's hope's its presence!

"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today."

This quote is from Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk.

This to me is a rather strange thing for a Zen master to say. Zen is after all, all about living in the now of only now.

What could he have really meant here then?

This quote at first reading seems to go against what I am saying here, that we need to keep our hope working in the now, more than our leaving it all just within a distant future eventuality of this hope coming to its fruition only much later then.

The truth of the now never exists anywhere else but now.

For those not yet in full knowledge of this truth as yet right now though, and which would let them see the perfection of now as it is right now, hope gives them a carrot, that can keep them living now, for now.

This helps them because they can then see that hope is a river of love bringing them love right now too, but that this love is indeed a river which also then flows with them into any future that will come to meet them in any future "nows" as well.

When you step into love's river right now, hope wets you all over with itself. When you are afraid of getting wet now, you place too much of your hope into the future.

Never give up hope, never ever give in to feelings of despair

"Never, never, never, never, never, never give up."

This quote is said to be from a speech that the then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, (1874 to 1965) made in 1941. It is said that he said this, or something very similar when he addressed a group of students at Harrow school.

Some say that he used more words than this to express his feelings. Others claim that the great man walked to the podium that day, stretched himself, and then for his speech, these were the only words that he said. He then sat down again.

This is a great little tale of course, and essentially it is also about not giving up hope.

Perhaps Winston meant here that we must never give in to mediocrity of thinking.

This type of negative thinking lessons your ability to think fully from the full picture view that love has painted for you, but that now you cannot as yet fully see.

Never give in when all that you currently see is an in-completed picture.

Hope will fill in what's missing, and eventually all will be made visible to you then, as long as you trust in God's love.

Senryu: about hope

Hope trusts within love.
God loves us despite our fears,
fears live in our doubts.

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar spirited
2nd Oct 2014 (#)

thanks rama devi nina

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author avatar Utah Jay
2nd Oct 2014 (#)

I have seen the future in the past and it scares me...Nice poetry spirited.

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author avatar spirited
2nd Oct 2014 (#)

thanks Utah Jay. The future becomes the past if we forget about now.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
5th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks for sharing this post ~ Spirited.

'Love brings hope, but hope on its own often loses its way in dismay.' YES. Blessings to you!

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author avatar spirited
5th Oct 2014 (#)

thanks Helen, glad you liked it.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Spirited, there's so much feeling in these words. Thank you for sharing your work.

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author avatar spirited
9th Oct 2014 (#)

thanks Nancy. I am glad you felt what I was trying to write about here.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Interesting post and one of a kind writing!

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author avatar spirited
14th Oct 2014 (#)

thanks Fern

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