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Originally posted by Ormuz
reply to post by Iamschist
Such is life, if not now, when?
He points at his watch, and then within,
To live in hope, means to me, you have already surrendered to the time of the mind. And forgotten about the time of what is. With a wave of tears, and only ever happiness, only ever now.
Before you make your final choice and get off this bus, ask your self this.
Is my hope, a miss use of my time? Have I been living this life only in the time of the mind?
Don't sacrifice this experience, because of ignorance, i'm serious, this, I know of first hand.
Be consumed in the knowing of what is, that you need not "fear hope". If used in the right time span.
Sorry, that just spilled out.
i have no idea.
Can we even live without hope, do we want to? Is being without hope the same as being without expectations?
Originally posted by Iamschist
"Abandon hope all ye who enter here". These are the words written above the gates of Hell in Dante's work. I always thought that meant that you took off your hope at the door and entered into a hopeless state. What if, that is not the idea. What if it means in order to leave, you must abandon hope.
Turns out that hope is extremely hard to let go of. It seems to be an innate state that we cling to like barnacles to a ships hull. Having hope is a failure to live now, since hope implies a future. A time when something will occur to alter the now.
Freedom is about attachments right? Ridding ourselves? Hope is an attachment, a powerful one. Can you imagine letting go of yours? Setting it down and walking away? If you do, what are you left with? Can we even live without hope, do we want to? Is being without hope the same as being without expectations?
What say you ATS? These are some thoughts I have been mulling over...........