Skip to main content

Happy You!

How “Hope” Can Keep You Happy If You Do It Right

“The very purpose of our life is happiness, which is sustained by hope.We have no guarantee about the future, but we exist in the hope of something better.Hope means keeping going, thinking, ‘I can do this.’ It brings inner strength, self-confidence, the ability to do what you do honestly, truthfully and transparently.” 
– Dalai Lama"


Now, hope can lead to anxiety! How?  when the things we hoped for and planned for sometimes do not come to pass as we have wished. Becoming fixed on a hope we have in our head, about how we believe our future will transpire, can become a real source of anxiety and suffering rather than happiness.
Why? Because when the plans that we were confident would turn out the way we hoped doesn't play out ,we may find ourselves sinking into unhappiness, and/or anxiety.
We may lose hope in hope.
 Now the question is should we never make plans then?
Of course not.
We can and should make plans. But we should set future goals with the understanding that things might not turn out like exactly like we imagined, and we should strive to have a realistic hope for the future without missing out on the present.
This leads to an effective hope that sustains happiness.

So how can we develop a more realistic understanding of hope? 

If hope, is to “sustain happiness,” that is, it has to be effective, it must be built on the understanding and acceptance of the idea of "not always going the way you want"in life.
When Hope Is Effective At Sustaining Happiness
We can find hope in the fact that change is inevitable and that we can learn to “go with the flow” and make adjustments accordingly when plans don’t go the way we originally visioned it.
This can be difficult for the individual who has trouble giving up control in their life but once realized and accepted, it can bring hope, happiness, and peace of mind. 
In conclusion, this more realistic view of hope should be a focus of Positive Psychology. It is a hope that is built on the foundational understanding of the reality of how life works, the necessity of present moment living and is the hope that sustains happiness.

Comments

  1. with God, and Hope u move fwd. nice piece

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

I CAN

I can do whatever I need to do in life through Christ."I have strength for all things in Christ who empowers me [ I am ready for anything and equal to anything through him who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]. Philippians 4:13 "
The first power thought that has the power to transform our life is simply;I can do whatever i need to do in life through Christ.

In other words, i can handle whatever life hands me. I wonder, do you believe you can do whatever you need to do in life? or are there certain things trigger dread, fear, or cause you to say, " I couldnever do that!" when you think about them? The fact of the matter is, while some situations may be intensely undesirable or difficult for you, you can do whatever you need to do in life.

I know this because God tells us in His word that we have the strength to do all things because Christ empowers us to do so. Philippians 4:13. He doesn't say everything will be ea…

another thought today.

EXCHANGE THINGS THAT ARE NOT WORKING FOR YOU.
Hi guys.
So am back and have been thinking about what's been going on around me and I said to myself, not everything is gonna work out for me, so what do I do when these things don’t work out for me? Am pretty sure you have walked into a store or even at the market and when you pick up an item and it don’t feel right with you_ you pick up another that suits your test right? it could even be a clothing, you see it and it didn’t fit on, you exchange it for the right one that fits perfect.
That is how you exchange things that don’t work for you to things that work better for you.  Now this same principle applies to your thinking. If you will exchange your " i cants" for "I can" thoughts and begin to say i can do whatever I wanna do in life because \God strengthens me, you see remarkable changes begin to happen. If you build into your character the thought that with God's help, you are able to do whatsoever you need …