Hope And The Four Candles
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
In the last few blogs, we were talking about being grateful, why to be grateful and how can you cultivate gratitude.
For many people gratitude doesn’t works so easily as patience and consistency are the key factors that needs to be there. It takes time to realize what you have and move ahead. Thus, most people lose hope and get a rebound towards their old life of stress, depression, unhappiness, etc.
Today’s topic is about how Hope plays a crucial role in our life and how it refrains us from falling back from the better life.
For everyone Hope is a different feeling and emotion and also the limits of hopes vary from person to person, hopes and expectations are two different things that we’ll talk in the next blog. Today let’s talk about how hope helps us stay motivated, focused, refreshed, etc.
Let me start with a story of a boy who had four burning candles, the first one of LOVE, the second one TRUST, the third one of PEACE and the fourth one of HOPE.
One fine day after putting a lot of efforts in his personal and professional life the boy was tired and exhausted, he didn’t wanted anything but someone to talk to him and listen to him when he went to the candle of love, it said you aren’t the one I wanted, you were never their for me when I needed, you did not put the efforts you were capable of and the candle of love blew off ,
then the boy wanted to clarify about his situation, he asked the candle of trust to understand him and talk to him but the candle of trust says you never shared with me anything, you never tried to understand me and also you have lied to me when I trusted you so from now no one will trust you, and saying this the candle of trust blew off,
now the boy was depressed, lost, and wanted to be alone, in the search of peace he went to a shore of sea where he found that it was full of people with their family, friends and loved ones, he prayed god for the peace he wanted as candle of peace appears and says him that you were the one to risk your life for greed, for wanting more, towards the people who were not suitable for you and candle of peace blew off,
listening to this he was bewildered and shocked of everything he heard as he thought of ending his life, the candle of hope comes and asks the boy to talk to the candle, explain about his situations and trust it as it’s a magic candle that never blows away in whatever situation you are in, it’s a candle that’s there with you until you are alive, it’s a candle that provides a support to you.
The candle of hope explains him that whatever has happened had a reason behind it, either it was because of you or others but today what makes a difference is what you think about that situation weather you fall or hold me as a candle of hope and light back the other three candles one by one and get back putting efforts, gaining back everything slowly with patience and consistency and keep the all candles lighting.
Today the boy in the story above is everyone of us, struggling to find love, peace and trust and as we lose any of those, we do not respect the other and lose all eventually, we lose ourselves as these candles blow off but the most important is that whatever happens we keep faith in ourselves, we believe in our efforts and stay strong, calm and should not rush towards taking decisions that aren’t suitable for us and others as the hope of candle supports us to enlighten all the other candles
We must always be grateful for every small gain and any loss because that loss is smaller that what you can think of can happen. Realize what you have it as shows you path ahead.
Every one of us is in a era where we face competition in all the aspects of life, there’s always someone who wins and someone who loses, what’s important is that we stay grateful for whatever the decision of our efforts is, if you gain think about how to increase your efforts and happiness, if you lose think for how to increase your efforts and happiness.
Never lose hope, there’s always someone who wants something that you have. You always have something better that others. Be grateful for that and keep moving by sharing what you have to those who don’t.
As well said,
Once You Choose Hope, Everything’s Possible.
Stay blessed. Stay Happy. Take Care.