How often does it happen, when you feel yourself embroiled in a situation, when life incessantly draws out questions and leaves you with no answer; when you are incarcerated in the dark vault of despair and disbelief and suddenly a ray of hope in garb of benediction creeps in and you rise up breaking the heavy shackles of time?
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. Hope is an indispensable part of one’s life and it won’t be an exaggeration to say that, it is a synonym for life. It is ineffable, something which is beyond expression in words, something which can only be felt or experienced. It is that intangible thrust which pushes the mankind to evolve with a deeper resolve to do better the next time……and better the next time….and better the next time.
At the same time, it is also very important to understand that, hope is a very subjective assessment. Your aspirations may not be the aspirations of others and sometimes can even be conflicting.
Whatever we are today is because of hope. When you lose hope, you cease to live. Rightly said by Emily Dickinson,
“Hope is the thing with feathers,
That perches in the soul-
And sings the tune without words-
And never stops at all……”

Somesh Panigrahi

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