Saturday, May 21, 2016

hope

Carpe Diem Theme Week #4 (4) Latifa Prayer "I hope"

Inspiration full post is here.
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Today the third line of the Latifa Prayer "I hope". Hope is the one thing we never have to forget. There is always hope and as we will loose hope than what's than ...?
There are several ways to use the Latifa Prayer, one of course to pray it, but another use is in meditation and that meditation I love to share in the last episode of this Theme Week. The Latifa Prayer Meditation is built around the seven lines of the Latifa Prayer and in that meditation you have to use several gestures. For the third line "I hope" that's the following gesture:

[...] Bring your right hand to your left lung. Always use your left hand to help your right hand. Say to yourself: I hope. Think about all the things you wish and want in life. Because of this you are going to be able to make space in your mind. [...]

All religions are seeking their goals walking upon their own paths, but in the essence of every religion lays Hope ... Hope to create a better world full of peace honoring each other's ideas, honoring our environment. Hope we can only reach by following the light (and I don't mean that Light of Christianity alone, but all light that comes to use by all our different religious and spiritual backgrounds) we need light to see our path ... not only that real path in front of you, but also that Inner Path we all follow with our heart and soul.

Without Hope all will be lost..
my response
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Hebrews 11:1King James Version:  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Wikipedia definition:  Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes   Hope all is good for you.  Hope you get to feeling better.  Hope you win the lottery!  Hope can be contagious.  Political candidates appeal to visions of hope to encourage people to vote for them.  Hope can carry one through rehab from physical traumas. The hope to walk, talk or dress can be compelling motivations.  

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Senator John McCain for US News and World Report.
  
One time, they wanted me to write a message to my fellow prisoners at Christmas. I wrote down:
"To my friends in the camp who I have not been allowed to see or speak to, I hope that your families are well and happy, and I hope that you will be able to write and receive letters in accordance with the Geneva Convention of 1949 which has not been allowed to you by our captors. And may God bless you."
through the hole
a ray of light streams
hope fills the heart

©  Janice 'petra domina' Adcock

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI


4 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    McCain understood hope... Wikipedia displays only wishful thinking. Your haiku contains the very essence. YAM xx

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    1. Good evening by now probably, YAM. Only the first sentence is wiki, the rest is what I hear folks say and observe them doing. Glad you like the ku. janice xx

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  2. Wow Janice what a wonderful response on I Hope. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks and thank you for taking time to visit.

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