Finding Hope When You Feel Hopeless
There are times when things seem so bad that you just don’t see how they could ever improve. Sometimes something bad happens like the death of a loved one, tragedy like your home burning down or a flood destroying all your belongings, or a diagnosis of a serious illness.
When these things happen it’s easy to want to just throw in the towel and give up hope.
But the truth is that even in the darkest of times there is always hope to be found – if you know where to look for it.
So where do you find this hope when you’re down in the depths of despair?
The first thing to do is remind yourself that no matter what is going on around you, you still have the power to choose what you want. Notice I didn’t say you have the power to choose your circumstances. Instead I said choose what you want. In manifesting we choose what we want, put the request out, then let the Universe take care of the details. It all begins with a choice though and you alone have absolute power over the choice you decide to make.
Along with choosing what you want, you must have a strong sense of conviction about your choice and refuse to settle for anything less. This is what I sometimes call the no nonsense approach to manifesting because it doesn’t leave the Universe open to options. Yes the Universe gets to decide how your thing is delivered but what you want is non-negotiable. This may seem a bit harsh but when things are really desperate and you’re on the verge of giving up you don’t have time to play around. So put your foot down and insist that you want what you want and aren’t going to settle for anything less.
Third, look for clues – even the smallest hints – that things are changing. If it’s been raining non-stop for weeks then the smallest break in the clouds is cause for celebration. In fact look for clues in everything you encounter. Life isn’t about what is but how we perceive what is. So decide to perceive what you see as leading you toward what you want.
If you find yourself wavering, it’s ok. We all waver from time to time. Simply allow the doubt to be there and remind yourself that it will pass and soon enough you’ll be back on track to getting what you want.
You can do this – you have only to decide :^)