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Sunday, January 29, 2012

In sophrology we end each session by activating three capacities, confidence, harmony and hope. Hope has always given me more of a problem.... especially when I am "giving", ie it is me the sophrologist.

Confidence, well, that I could relate too, as it was, possibly, somthing I needed to work on...

I would add confidence in self,
in my entourage, in my environment and in the world.. lofty aspirations, no?

The second is harmony, and Prof Caycedo speaks about harmony between the mind and the body

Me, I talk about harmony between all the me's that there are in me...... and believe me, there are lots of me's in me!

And then we came to hope, and I had problems adding anything.

Another teacher also used enthousiasm, and that I could cope with but hope sompehow still gave me problems.

I cogitated for quite a while on this

And came up recently with an answer...i'm not pretention enough to say that is it the answer, but it is one that is appropriate for me...

Enthousiasm is about the present, hope is about the future...... and there are times when it is difficult to see that future, so difficult to hope, even when I can be enthousiastic about the present, the future is hidden.

Once I had tht particular aha moment, it seemed easier, for me to hope that is.....

And so, in the face of uncertainty, I shall keep that in mind, and this

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    Thanks for sharing Kelpie.
    I was forever thinking of the future with my son and now
    as he sets of on his own journey, I am thinking of the present
    and finding joy in being together before I leave. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2199 days ago
    I love the Banksy. I think that you couldn't pick a greater advert for enthusiasm and hope. He pinpoints what's wrong and sets about putting it right in a way that can grab everybody's attention and be understood globally, while being funny and witty. If that doesn't give us hope, what does :)
    2209 days ago
    Funny thing...I used to be waaaay better about feeling hope for future than feeling enthusiasm for the present! Now I try very hard to find joy in the moment (especially with my kids) and I plan for the future but I don't pine for it.

    Thank you for the thought provoking blog.
    2210 days ago
    I wonder if the struggle with "hope" is it's passive nature....along the lines of "a goal without a plan is just a wish" hope almost feels like that, a goal without a plan....

    I had some training at work last year where they practically forbade use of the word hope, because it gave us an out for not achieving our in 'well, we hope to get to x by the end of the month" rather than "we will get to x..." It gave us a way out of actually shooting for that goal and reaching it. Of course that means you have to be really smart about setting the goal and making it I guess I have really given up using "hope" in that context.

    I do believe in the concept of hope on a more global concept though, like I hope good things for the future for myself, my family my friends....that is worth reaching for!
    2213 days ago
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    Thanks for sharing. Good luck to you. emoticon
    2213 days ago
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