Jul 8, 2013-- "What, really, is available to us if we can't save the world? What do we fund our work for? Where do we gain energy if we don't believe that we're going to be successful? How can we do our work without hope that we will succeed? There's something very interesting to understand about hope. That is, that hope and fear are one. Any time we're hopeful, we don't know it necessarily, but we're bringing in fear. Because fear is the constant, unavoidable companion of hope. What this simply means is that I hope for a certain outcome and I'm afraid I won't get it. I hope for a certain result and I'm fearful it won't happen. This is the way that hope and fear are wedded together. There is a place called, 'beyond hope and fear.' It is to be free from hope, so that we are free from fear." In this honest question and answer session, Margaret Wheatley takes a deep look at fear and ways to lessen and even utilize its impact on us. (42462 reads)
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It's always too early to abandon hope.
Mary Manin Morrissey
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