Anger, jealousy, joy, hurt, love, comfort, It all started fluttering out of the box, confounded Pandora closed the lid of the box. It was too late. The curse of Zeus and curiosity of Pandora left humanity helpless. But fortunately Pandora closed lid before one thing could fly away from the box. HOPE. This Greek story of Pandora depicts the helpless nature of human beings, but one thing we control is hope. Well, we hope even when sometimes we are hopeless. That's the charm of hope. It's always there in the box to be found.
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Martin Luther King Jr.
When people come to psychotherapist usually the have done it all. They have been to mountains, different cults, met the gurus, Bua, Baba, been there done that. Mostly in depression or other disorders what we first work on is hope. Yes, you can get better. Hope plays an important role if you can reach till hope you can reach mostly everywhere. Let's understand hope better technically there are many definitions of hope. I have given both definitions at the end, people with research background read it. I don't want readers to lose hope by reading the definition so made a simple chart out of it. Hope constitutes of three things
1) Goal- goal forms an important ingredient. A goal which has sufficient value to occupy our conscious thoughts. Hopeful goals typically have some uncertainty. Look for that.
2) Routes - hope also consists of different pathways and routes to achieve the goal. If we can't see the routes hopes starts to fade away.
3) Motivation - equally important part of hope is motivated to take on life's Goals regardless of barriers.
So even if we don't look at hope every day in these three terms, but we wake up with hope. It forms an important part of our living. What keeps us alive more than oxygen, blood or perhaps even love is hope.
Reference :1) Psychology of Hope: You Can Get Here from There
2) Handbook of Hope: Theory,Measures and Applications
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Hope defined One form of the hope definition is, "a positive motivational state that is based on an interactively derived sense of success (a) agency (goal-directed energy) and (b) pathways (planning to meet goals)" (Snyder, Irving, & Anderson, 1991, p. 2 87)
A second hope definition described it as "a cognitive set that is based on a reciprocal-derived sense of successful agency (goal-directed determination) and pathways (planning to meet goals)" (Snyder, Harris, et al., 1991, p. 571)
Himali Kelvekar, Student of English literature with a minor in communication, media and Psychology at christ university, Bangalore with a on-ground work experience in content writing ,editing,designing and public relations.
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