If life were a gamble, you could have counted on hope to be your winning coin. Gratefully, there are no similarities between life and gambling. Yet people think they can beat life with their hopes. In fact, for a lot of people, all bets are on hope. Governments cannot place a ban on this dope, but you can, from now on, for yourself. No, it is not going to be easy. For the first time in your life, you will stand exposed. You did not see yourself naked when you were born; this is your opportunity.
Hope does not let you see clearly. When you cannot see clearly, you cannot think clearly. When you cannot think clearly, you cannot decide right. This puts you in a fix; to move or not to. Do not be fooled into thinking that not moving makes you wiser. It could cost you your life. It could cost you your life, in the physical as well as in the metaphysical level. Important decisions have to be always made based on the situations. Hope prevents you from doing this because it hopes for a reward.
Come back to your naked self, a place where knowledge of all hopes is absent. It is where you come of age. Will that make you a bitter person? It will if you are simply replacing hope with hopelessness. Going from one drug to another is not a sign of intelligence. In that case, it is better you stick to the familiar drug; at least you are habituated to its effects. You have to train your mind to not depend on any reward to perform actions with quality.
Your mind is sure to ask you what you will receive from doing all this. You can see how deep-rooted your addiction to hope is. Do not be too hard on your mind. Tell it that doing this will ensure your intelligence will be polished, and you will not fall back into the gutter of hope.
Clarity and Decisiveness, the secret to any success story, are the positive answers to your mind’s question.
Live this life free of hope.
Swastham Shantam Sampurnam