21 Day Meditation Experience: Hope in Uncertain Times – Day 2 Hope Is Always Available

In this 21 Day Meditation Experience, a companion booklet is included.  In it are additional pointers and journaling questions.  One of the things included are the centering thoughts about hope that is recommended that you choose as affirmations for you to stand by and pick as your own.

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“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu

Message of the Day

“In today’s meditation, we learn that hope is an intrinsic part of who you are, like the love and compassion in your heart. But to make this hope a real and powerful force in life, we need to activate it with self-awareness. Once genuine hope is ignited, it transforms your reality and eradicates fear and uncertainty.”

CENTERING THOUGHT
The power of hope is here every day.
SANSKRIT MANTRA
Samprati Hum (My true self is wide awake)

Reflection Journal Questions

  1. In each of our relationships, there is a spectrum of hope that ranges from hopeless about creating any real change to embracing change. Take two relationships that are very important to you and rate them from 1 (never going to change) to 5 (always changing and growing). Briefly write down why you feel this way for each of them.
  2. What qualities would give these two relationships more hope? Using the word “more,” follow it with positive possibilities, such as more acceptance, more tolerance, more forgiveness, more affection, more honesty.
  3. Even though every relationship is a two-way street, describe one thing you will do today for each of these relationships that represents a change you want, picking from the qualities you wrote down in Question 2. For example, if you wrote “more affection,” perhaps you could give your family member a prolonged hug when you get home from work.
  4. Reflect further on your experience today.

 

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