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Weekly Mindfulness Support - Hope: Friend and Foe

Hello and welcome to Friday, January 17, 2020! This is a rare and precious day that will never come again.


It’s been my experience that hope has two sides. One side helps us to overcome extreme hardship and the other may in fact create suffering.


Hope can be quite helpful in many situations. When I was very early in recovery, in a rehab facility, I didn’t have much more than a miniscule of hope. I had just enough of a belief that my life could get better which motivated me to continue to live and do what my counselors asked of me.


I recently watched the Shawshank Redemption and Hunger Games. Hope motivated Andy Dufresne to dig out of his cell with a rock hammer. In the Hunger Games, hope was the force that overcame the oppressive fear that President Snow used to control the people in all the different districts.