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  •  Hope by definition is not focused on the present (3+ / 0-)
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    but future.  Where the hope is for happiness it can gate (serve as an obstacle to) taking joy in life NOW.  I would not ever suggest rejecting hope where it pertains to having foresight, making good decisions, and remaining ever focused on strategically positioning one's self to enjoy positive results or to change one's circumstance to be more to their liking.  It is about granting ourselves permission to enjoy the process, enjoy the experience in the meantime.

    Here is a quote from Groucho Marx that I stumbled upon.  I normally expect humor in his quotes, but this one is simply a pearl of wisdom.  I am trying and failing to put it in practice.  I am getting better at it though.

         

    “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.” ~ Groucho Marx
    I wouldn't call that a universal axiom, but I would say that the exceptions are, in fact, exceptions.  

    Picture a bright blue ball just spinnin' spinnin' free. It's dizzy with possibility.

    by lockewasright on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 07:45:50 AM PDT

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