Is hope an act of faith?

Contribution by Esteban Rojas Nieto, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain.

EXERCISE to explore yourself.

OBSERVATION.

Hope makes me see what does not exist.

Hope promises me a future that masks the present.

Hope leads me to imagine what does NOT EXIST in a time and a reality that do not exist and will never exist.

Hope shifts the real importance of the present which IS to the utopia of the future that IS NOT.

Hope DISTRACTS me from what IS.

Hope DISTRACTS me from the PRESENT.

Hope DISTRACTS me from LIFE.

QUESTION:

If inner peace can only be LIVED IN THE PRESENT what point is there in promising myself to BE SUPPORTIVE (hope) if (in the present) I THINK, FEEL AND ACT SELFISHLY?