Wednesday of Hope – Which Doesn’t Require Optimism

Since Active Hope doesn’t require our optimism, we can apply it even in areas where we feel hopeless. The guiding impetus is intention; we choose what we aim to bring about, act for, or express. Rather than weighing our chances and proceeding only when we feel hopeful, we focus on our intention and let it be our guide.

– Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone, Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy, p. 3.

2 Comments on “Wednesday of Hope – Which Doesn’t Require Optimism

  1. I like the last line of the quote, “Rather than weighing our chances and proceeding only when we feel hopeful, we focus on our intention and let it be our guide.” I wish I was driving down that highway in the picture, it is very beautiful. Thanks for the post.

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