Pema Chödrön on Hope and Being Present

This is the best quotation I’ve read about the flip side of the word hope.

Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can’t simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment. We feel that someone else knows what is going on, but that there is something missing in us, and therefore something is lacking in our world.

Pema Chödrön

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