Hope – Faith

Last week I was talking to a person that I just had met while I was waiting for my wife. He was an old man, very calm and easy going. After we made small talk about the weather, about our city and so on, he stopped and looked at me and said: “You know you really should have more hope and a little more faith”. It really stopped me on my tracks. I had only met this guy a few minutes before and he immediately knew that hope was something that I didn’t had at this point.

I asked him how he knew that. He said you are a spiritual person, and you are in the correct path. But if you don’t have more faith and hope that things will turn out exactly as you want you’ll be stuck in this loop without moving forward. So I left that place and thank him for his words. I then pulled up my phone and looked for the definition in wikipedia and copied and pasted it on my notes app:

Per wikipedia: Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.[1] As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to cherish a desire with anticipation.”[2]

It got me thinking for the last couple of days. How did this guy knew that? Is it something that I reflect? Does it show? Is my vibe transmitting that? Do I really lack faith and am I in so much despair that I have lost hope? So after a lot of reflection, I agreed with this man. I really was lacking hope. Yes I think things eventually will get better, yes I think I will pull through, but I know that I did not have enough faith and hope.

So this post is to remind me (and to remind you) that yes. Things will get better, things will turn out right. You will get over this rough patch and life will reward you with all the things you want.

I can sincerely from the bottom of my heart say that I expect with confidence that things will turn out exactly as I want and that I will get everything that my heart desires. Just have more hope and a little more faith.