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Holding On To Hope

By Laura Grace


A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

Holding on to hope during such a difficult time as many are now experiencing is not easy. The temptation is to give in to the pain and suffering, forgetting that every experience of seeming darkness has light within it. What light, you might wonder, exists within the suffering from the wake of Hurricane Katrina? Love. Never have I experienced a crisis within my own life, or within the world, that hasn't triggered support, compassion and love. As Mahatma Gandhi wisely stated, "When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won." The media may not be focusing on the truth and love, but that doesn't mean it's not there.

Holding on to hope means remembering that:
  • We are all one and crisis and suffering join us together;
  • Each of us, no matter how "small" our effort or contribution may seem, makes a huge difference;
  • Suffering is part of our human experience and allows us to become more compassionate people;
  • Only the love is real. A Course in Miracles teaches us, "Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists, herein lies the peace of God."

Copyright © 2005 Laura Grace, Infinite Wisdom. All rights reserved.


Laura Grace is a Spiritual Counselor based in California and is the creator and instructor for the online course Dreams for Healing: Using Dreams as a Pathway to the Soul . Learn more about Laura and her course here: