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The Fear in Hope


I Light LLC, Therapy Blog- The Fear in Hope

Hope. If you were to google "what is hope" the definition you will find is:

" noun: a feeling of expectation and desire for certain things to happen."

In order to have a sense of hope, there has to be reason as to why hope has been cultivated in our lives. Why are we people in need of hope? While facilitating a group with the themes, "Hope and Gratitude" I asked this question, and I received one word in response:

Fear.

Fear of being a good enough spouse, parent, friend, fear of relapse, fear of the results of medical tests, fear of taking the GRE, fear of job security, fear of financial stability, fear of not feeling safe, fear from a situation that occurred in our past and is still affecting us into our adult lives, fitting in, trauma, fear in thinking this is it in life and wanting to be better, fear of making mistakes (God forbid because we aren't human or anything) and the list continues.....

Here's the deal: Fear isn't going anywhere.