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Why Lost Hope Can Still Be a Blessing

Why Lost Hope Can Still Be a Blessing

Sometimes living on hope is all you got. Sometimes, it may be peaceful hope or the kind that energizes and gets you out of bed in the morning. It may even be desperate, blind hope when you are in the midst of darkness that gives you that still small sliver of light. Lost hope does not mean all is lost, it can be a blessing in disguise.

Breaking Points

Many times people think of lost hope in terms of breaking points. When you reach a breaking point, you finally hit a point where you are not able to tell what is up or down, heads or tails. People will be there no matter where you go or where you eventually end up. Sometimes it is really just about accepting that we are human and bad things happen to everyone. Even if we reach a breaking point, the only way out is through, and the only way to go is up.

Up and Out

The goal of life is never to try and escape problems in the world. That is why addiction takes hold, because people think they can escape and numb out all the bad things in life. Utopia is not some ideal somewhere else, it starts within each person. If you turn inward to focus on yourself, you find that your life is just as amazing and beautiful as anything “out there.” When you want to go up and out, you are seeking something better for yourself by hoping for what’s ahead.

Lost Hope Brings Hope

Without hope, you might realize, finally, that all you have left is the present moment. Here and now, you are finally where you belong and you are going to make the best of it. Without dreams to carry you, what you have to do is focus on what is right in front of you without worrying about how to achieve, strive, and be perfect to get to that final destination. What is available to you when you lose hope is:

  • Peace of mind
  • Presence
  • Sense of freedom
  • A different kind of hope borne out of losing one way and finding another
  • New dreams and renewed hope

When you dream big and lose, it feels like you cannot reclaim the hope you had for life to be different. In truth, there is nothing beyond the horizon that you can’t find where you are right now. Getting too far ahead of yourself is just as challenging as looking too far back. It gets you stuck in a mindset that doesn’t embrace where you are right now, who you are, and what you bring to this experience. Nothing on this earth will bring you lasting happiness, but you can strive for being enough, in this moment, and find hope for life to be renewed here and now.

The only thing you can control is here and now. There is hope to be found in noticing the present moment and embracing that. If you want to make some changes to your life now because you have lost hope or desire more hope for a future free of addiction, we can help you find hope again. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 866-294-9401