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The Power of Hope

By Rajgopal Nidamboor

 

Philosophers call the whole idea as nothing but the inherent ability, or power, that we are all endowed with — to make the most of what we have, not what we don’t have. Put simply, it means that we can persuade ourselves only when we look beyond ourselves, not our narrow confines, or personal prejudices. This holds the silver-lining to nurture the nature of our true, inner resident self, which triggers our aspirations and provides the ignition and drive to foster our individual purpose and objective — for our own good and also for the good of our fellow beings.



Such a harmonious ‘credo’ relates, no less, to what is advocated as positive philosophy — one that is keyed to the belief that there is, within all of us, a deep, soulful voice that calls, or urges, us to work for a better future in a better world. To ‘kindle’ the context is complex, because life is composite, and yet life with all its attendant opportunities, provides all of us with hope, more so when we give ourselves the power to overcome challenges, or impediments on the way. The best thing we’d all do is believe in ourselves and accept the fact that we all have within us the potential for positive, effective action.


Hope is nothing but having loads of self-assured diligence, notwithstanding wobbly situations, or hurdles — small, or big. Hope is also the epitome of buoyancy, or bolstered thought processes, the ability to withstand barriers and direct oneself after every failure — to keep at it without swerving from one’s objectives, come what may.

 

Rajgopal Nidamboor, PhD, is a wellness physician-writer-editor, independent researcher, columnist, author, and publisher. His published work includes hundreds of newspaper, magazine, Web articles, essays, meditations, columns, and critiques on a host of subjects, aside from four books on natural health, two coffee table tomes, a handful of eBooks, and an encyclopedic treatise on Indian philosophy. He calls himself an irrepressible idealist. What he likes best is spending quality time with his family and close friends, and in reading, writing, listening to music, watching cricket/old movies, and mindful meditation. He lives in Navi Mumbai, India.

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