Dan Gottlieb said:
Thank you so much for sharing your dream. The dream is something we hold was a gentle touch, like the dream of peace on earth or economic justice for everyone or an end to these difficult disabilities.
The kind of hope I worry about is the kind we hold with a clenched fist demanding that it appear in our lives, refusing to find joy, contentment or gratitude for the life we have. Just waiting for the life we want or the life we feel we are entitled to if justice prevailed.
This kind of hope can be debilitating. I described this in my recent article for the Huffington post.
In my next article I will be writing about a different kind of hope-when hope helps.