Jan. 26, 2022

EP158 - Don't Lose Hope

EP158 - Don't Lose Hope

Good day, my friend. Welcome to A Moment with Moj. Thank you so much for downloading the show. I am so grateful to be here with you again, I hope that you are having a wonderful day. Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh; who very recently passed away; joins the show today and the Teacher tells us, "Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today."

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:09.669 --> 00:00:15.869 Good Day, my friend. Welcome to a moment with modes. Thank you 2 00:00:16.109 --> 00:00:21.109 so much for downloading the show. I am so grateful to be here with 3 00:00:21.230 --> 00:00:28.620 you again. I hope that you are having a wonderful day. Buddhist Monk 4 00:00:29.859 --> 00:00:39.369 Tick Not Han, who very recently passed away, joins the show today and 5 00:00:39.570 --> 00:00:45.850 the teacher tells us hope is important because it can make the present moment less 6 00:00:46.049 --> 00:00:52.079 difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can 7 00:00:52.200 --> 00:01:00.560 bear a hardship today. Hope the last thing left in Pandora's box, and 8 00:01:00.920 --> 00:01:08.069 a kind of feels like Pandora's box has recently been reopened and, like the 9 00:01:08.269 --> 00:01:17.709 first time, hope remains. Since I was sick, I feel like I've 10 00:01:18.030 --> 00:01:25.980 become more hopeful, and I truly feel that because I was hope full during 11 00:01:26.099 --> 00:01:32.620 my treatments, I reacted to those treatments and I reacted to the side effects 12 00:01:33.450 --> 00:01:40.049 much better than if I took a less hopeful attitude. Did I have a 13 00:01:40.290 --> 00:01:48.319 couple dark moments, sitting awake at three o'clock in the morning wondering if I'd 14 00:01:48.400 --> 00:01:53.079 be here to see the new God Zilla movie? We yeah, yeah, 15 00:01:53.120 --> 00:01:57.040 I did have a few of those nights, but I can tell you this, 16 00:01:57.239 --> 00:02:04.790 my friend, there weren't many of them and they didn't last too long. 17 00:02:05.909 --> 00:02:12.669 Hope was the glue that I used to put myself back together before the 18 00:02:12.870 --> 00:02:20.099 sun came up. The world is a challenging place right now, but if 19 00:02:20.139 --> 00:02:27.699 we look back through history, when wasn't it a challenging place? I've recently 20 00:02:27.819 --> 00:02:32.569 lost some friends who who've given up hope that things are going to get better. 21 00:02:34.530 --> 00:02:39.449 But not me, not me, friend. I'm not given up hope. 22 00:02:40.330 --> 00:02:46.159 All things passed and these things are going to pass to these times will 23 00:02:46.319 --> 00:02:53.639 pass too. If you take a moment and think back throughout your life, 24 00:02:53.800 --> 00:03:02.789 there have been times where troubles and problems that you had you thought you would 25 00:03:02.990 --> 00:03:08.750 never get past them. You thought you'd never get another partner, you thought 26 00:03:08.789 --> 00:03:13.139 you'd never get another job. You didn't know what you were going to do. 27 00:03:13.740 --> 00:03:21.780 But, my friend, here you are. You survived all the worst 28 00:03:22.099 --> 00:03:30.729 days in your life. Change requires action. The real power of hope is 29 00:03:30.810 --> 00:03:38.930 that it motivates US despite disappointments and heartbreaks along the way. It allows us 30 00:03:39.650 --> 00:03:53.039 to find one last drop of strength to take just one more step. Don't 31 00:03:53.120 --> 00:03:57.669 lose hope, my friend. You can get through this. You can do 32 00:03:57.949 --> 00:04:08.030 this. Just one more step. Carpe momentum. I'll talk to You Tomorrow