Hope is like wishing one’s life away. It means intentionally using the idea of a better future which keeps one from experiencing the present. Its used as a crutch because what is occurring right now is always what’s here as opposed to hoping for something to be different.
By writing this, it doesn’t mean I am insensitive to anyone’s pain. I’ve had much suffering in my own life, but I have found a real way to make it stop. Unfortunately it doesn’t fall in line with what most people have been taught. So please don’t think for a moment that I am insensitive to anyone’s suffering, it’s just the opposite. I have learned suffering is caused by the bondage to an illusionary self and until this is exposed, suffering will commence. To expose this lie is why I write.
Hope is a tool (a crutch) used by the Conditioned Mind that makes one not understand what it means to be present. It is a direct cause of suffering because it makes one believe its needed, by making one live in the future. And how does the Conditioned Mind use hope to do this, by telling one the present moment isn’t good enough and it needs to be different if one wants to be happy. It projects a lie that things would be better if they were in some other way. And maybe outwardly they would be, but inwardly is where one derives the perception that either makes a life of suffering or one of contentment. So even if what is hoped or wished for comes true, it doesn’t last, especially when it’s outward. Inward there is a slight better chance for it to have a lasting affect, but this is only if one is awake enough to see this.
Let’s say one is diagnosed with a terminally illness, hope only makes one wish this was different, but it doesn’t change the fact of what is occurring right now. The terminal illness remains, but if one’s life isn’t hoped to be different and it is accepted as it is and not as it’s wanted, one will experience the peace of the present moment, which by the way is where all hope and wishes come true because it’s the only place that truly exists. So my hope for all beings is that this is seen, not in the future, but right now, because right now is what exist.