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Wise Hope in Social Activism

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Wise Hope in Social Activism

Hope just means another world might be possible, not promise, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.

– Rebecca Solnit –

Wise Hope in Social Activism

“It’s when we discern courageously, and at the same time realize we don’t know what will happen that wise hope comes alive. In the midst of improbability and possibility is where the imperative to act rises up. Wise hope is not seeing things unrealistically but rather seeing things as they are, including the truth of impermanence… as well as the truth of suffering–both its existence and the possibility of its transformation, for better or for worse.” Roshi Joan Halifax has dedicated her life to showing up and serving in a slew of seemingly hopeless contexts. She shares more in this thought-provoking essay about the difference between wise hope and optimism — and why it matters. { read more }

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Learn more about Roshi Joan Halifax’s work here. { more }

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