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Lost hope

You'll find the shore.
You'll find the shore.
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Have you lost hope? Are you wallowing in life’s danger zone? Has the darkness completely taken hold? Whether this painful tsunami has taken a toll on your life because of your own doing or you’re in the sidelines of someone else and feeling helpless, it is extremely traumatic.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, a Russian novelist in the 1800’s once said, “To live without hope is to cease to live.” Are you stuck in a zombie realm?

Whatever your situation, it is important for you to understand that it may be the surge of your emotions you are continually experiencing that has washed you astray and causing you to feel lost and hopeless but, in reality, it has only clouded your sense of your direction and judgment. Perhaps you really haven’t lost hope, it is just out of sight hidden beneath the thick fog; it feels as if it missing but this can be short-lived.

In order to undo this sense of hopelessness, you must get your blood flowing. To feel alive you need oxygen; change your shallow breathing pattern by taking deep cleansing breaths. Breathe life back into your existence. If your mind isn’t able to focus on anything else, practice breathing exercises. It will reduce stress and offer a bit of clarity.

Seek to understand what is within your means to change and engage your faith to allow the rest to fall into place as timely as it is meant to be.

I’ll close with words from the Dalai Lama, “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”

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