90 results for 'hope'
A traumatic childhood,
A husband dead after eight years of wedded torment,
Too exhausted now to carry out any nefarious plans she had concocted to end her own life.
Depressed , empty, seemingly devoid of hope
At a dead-end of nothingness.
Yet, a tiny flicker appeared, a flame of inspiration birthed in a crucible of despair
A thought rose up, swelling until all other notions were pushed aside,
a thought of surrendering everything to God.
Her past, present and future... (more)
...around and the light from the hut indulges my mind to an effusive wonder of darkness and light… I understood the purpose of my journey to this hut...And I went back with darkness and light in my heart…I realized that the life is a part of such effusive wonders and we need to take light as well darkness with equal consent…The fusion of darkness and light holds all the power to remove the alien from us… And that’s how when I feel my wretched emotions castrating me, then, I always walk up to that hut, at the edge of the Cliff and I know there hope lives..There life begins…(more)
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all used this view when approaching the things that have been broken in our lives? Broken relationships, broken hearts, misunderstandings, you name it… If those things in life were repaired by every person with love, kindness, forgiveness, wouldn’t the world, wouldn’t we be better off for the repair? Wouldn’t we view our lives differently? Wouldn’t our values change in a heartbeat?(more)
The love of freedom
The tranquility of silence
Reposed in calmness...
Clasped instead in the iron-cast
Turmoil, nightmares that
Flare to light the night
The horrors that fill their
Sunlit days and moonlit nights...
Yet their hope survives
Easing the anguish
One small flame living
In their hearts and souls
Refusing to be surrendered...
Never to be lost
Not to be sold
Nor traded for unrest
Clutched to their souls
Held tightly with faith...
A candle in... (more)
...shaky knees yet your footsteps
Strengthened by the spirit witnessing placement ...
Beyond anything of this world
Echoes of an unknown past...
Guided simply by your own "knowing"
Wrapped gently in unconditional acceptance...
Manifesting within what your instinct tells you
Surrendered while leaping off a cliff...
Have you wept out your disappointments
Your sorrows, with mournful groans...
All the while holding firmly and gathering
A reimbursement of hope...
This emotion simply too deep for tears ...(more)
Bereft of caring, compassion, soul
I question so much in my search
To know, to feel, to expand my heart
To transcend my soul to a higher purpose
Struggling against man made complacency
Lost at times within my own self...
Putting my hopeful fingers to this canvas
The blood flowing through my veins,
Merged with the vision of my soul
Painting my path, holding faith to my essence
Reaching beyond what lies on the surface
To an eclipse, dancing in the memories
Which originate somewhere... (more)
Ever had a big dream, huge aspirations to do something truly great, wanted to be “somebody” who is far out of the realm of your personal comfort zone, desired to leave your mark on the world for history to exhibit your legacy?
We all have them, deep inside, those hopes and dreams churning within. It’s great when we begin taking action: writing your first novel, blindly flying off to Hollywood to pursue an acting career, working hard for that next promotion, even going after the relationship you’ve always craved. We have but one life to live and should pursue what we truly want; whatever... (more)
It’s funny how life is. Sometimes when things seem the worst and can’t get any worse, how the outcome turns out totally different from what we expected. What’s the point? The point is, there is ALWAYS hope and life may surprise you and give you a happier, more positive result than what you expected.
I decided to share a story that happened to my brother and I when we were kids that demonstrates this concept in a very personal way…
When my brother and I were growing up, our family would always have pets around the house. My parents were big-time animal lovers which meant that there... (more)
Straight from the heart
These words said
Appear to be dead
No longer holding
Meaning or worth
Who stole it
A drifting presence
You shall not possess
A phantom illusion
Lost in the chaos
A ghost of untruth
And so it goes
And so it was
Unwinding the creation
Facing the lose
All that was real...
Left on the pavement
Placed with a kiss
I am thinking of so many of my dear friends who are struggling with health issues and many other of life's problems. What is the one thing that we all need to have in these times? To me it is hope and faith. Very much the same in many ways. But faith to me is "hope in action"....So I wish you my friends, while I am unable to fix all of this for you, or as I said to a dear lady, "wave a magic wand".....so the next best thing I can offer you is hope...and may this hope turn to faith. Love and blessings. Barbara
Hope...is the opposite of despair. Hope...is the opposite... (more)