Don’t Lose Hope

It is said that the night is darkest before the first rays of the sun begin to illuminate the sky. This is true not only about nature but about life in general. Human beings are always living in hope that something better will happen tomorrow. This is a kind of psychological balm which has been created to help us get through difficult times. And many times, it does help us go through such times, but sometimes our test in life is so severe that we begin to lose hope and feel that the end of the world has come.

People who actually commit suicide do so by first shutting their near and dear ones out of their lives, then their friends, they start sitting alone and brooding and creating such a negative picture in their mind that it ultimately leads to a phase where that person begins hating himself too and that is when the extreme step is taken. Psychologists know the symptoms of suicidal tendencies and if one is made aware of them then such people can be slowly and lovingly brought back into living their life, by giving them hope and love and a feeling that they are wanted and loved.

I remember when I as in the formative and growth period of my life and going through a lot of struggles, my mother would take me to the family astrologer who would look at my horoscope and say you just need to go through this phase and then everything would be beautiful. Looking back on life, I realise that those visits were as good as visits to a psychiatrist, because without the analysis provided by a doctor, this person would give hope, give reason to look forward to the future. That is most important — you need to have a solid reason to look forward to the future!

Meditation actually helps you to become self-reliant as it trains you to live in the moment. The past does not matter and neither does the future. Train yourself continuously to live in the present moment by becoming a witness, then you will never lose hope as life becomes worth living. The present moment is the only truth — live in the now and the question of hope will never crop up in your life again.

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