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    On Feb 23, 2007 Conrad P. Pritscher wrote:

    When speak of hope we frequently speak of the idea of hope. The idea of hope often makes the distinction between the future and present. This is all there is. The here and now is here and now. Some sage said that nothing ever happened in the past and nothing will happen in the future. All that happens, happens now, or happens not at all. There is no future to hope for. I am also reminded that each of us, including myself, wants to know and we frequently know with words and ideas. Hopelessness and hope are not different when the kind of knowing we have knows that the way that can be said is not the way. We can know that compassion, patience, and being peaceful are the way for us, but for some people, words can "prove" to those using them that compassion, patience, and being peaceful are not the way for them. When we are one with everything, there is no need for hope or anything else.

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