Hope is a feeling towards happiness of a particular outcome. It can be something very minor such as hoping it doesn?t rain or that tickets to the movie they want to see aren?t sold out. Other forms of hope are more serious in nature. For example, you may be hoping that your dog makes it out of surgery without any complications so they can make a full recovery.
The hope that we have is something based on our personal beliefs. It is often tied into our own faith and religion as well. For example, many people have family members fighting wars. They hope and they pray each day for that person to return safely. They hold on to their faith as it is a way to get through difficult situations.
The benefit of having hope and a positive outlook for a situation is very important. Many people will tell you they just had a feeling that everything was going to work out alright. There has been plenty of research to indicate individuals who have hope recovered from cancer and other types of illnesses faster and more often than those that don?t.
Some people keep their feelings of hope to themselves and they do engage in prayer. Some religions openly tell their congregation to engage in hope for themselves, those they know, and the world as a whole. Others give very emotional and motivational appeals about how to reach for hope and what it can offer you.
There are some great books out there that offer great information on how you can become more hopeful. Sometimes life throws us for a loop and we aren?t sure what to make of it. We can change our outlook though by finding things to hope for and to motivate us to keep striving for better things ahead.
Hope can provide a person with the strength they need to handle any situation regardless of what is taking place. Many professionals feel that hope is nothing more than a coping mechanism. Yet for many individuals, it is a feeling that is much stronger and much deeper than that. What is agreed upon though is the hope a person has and the depth of it varies by an individual?
What Passion Makes You Happy?
A passion gives you a reason to keep learning and to work toward mastery.
When you are young you begin developing ideas about what you want to be when you grow up. As the years go by your ideas begin to change by influencing factors, including people. Your passion for something makes you feel happy and motivated.
As you experience new relationships, hobbies and events in your lives, you develop interests and ultimately you become passionate about some of them. It?s these passions that make the stressors of life dissipate. What may have been a passion in your twenties may very well change in your forties or more. You may find that the career you chose in college no longer satisfies your needs, once your basic needs have been met.
While once your passion may have been to make enough money to pay the bills, your passion may change whereby you desire to help others. Unfortunately, many people fail to live a life filled with passion. Fearful of rejection or of success keeps many people from pursuing their dreams; They simply don?t have enough faith in themselves to reach for the stars.
What makes you happy? Do you have a hobby that you just can’t get enough of? Take the step of writing down any way that you could make money at doing your favorite thing and try it in your spare time. You might find a new career doing exactly what you are passionate about!
Happiness Created By Our Endorphins
Feelings and emotions are not just a product of?our?actions or life
Feeling happy is how we would all like to feel, all the time. Your happiness is created by your endorphins. Endorphins are natural hormones released from your brain when it senses you are happy. They give you a sense of pure happiness, well-being, and satisfaction. At this point, you feel everything is fine and you are happy with your life.
You release these endorphins after a good meal, exercise, a happy or funny moment, or great lovemaking. Endorphins are produced in the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus gland and release an opioid-like secretion that masks pain with a natural analgesic and tells the body that all is fine with the world.
Acupuncture has been found to have the ability to release these compounds and relieve pain, at least for
the short term, and to leave you with a wonderful sense of wellness.
Exercise, extreme happiness, good food release natural endorphins, and endorphins make you feel happy and satisfied with life. The more often you can stimulate your brain to release these natural hormones, the better you will feel, and the easier it will be to put yourself into this happy state of being.
Endorphins cannot be bought; only through your own effort can you bring them into being. There is no downside to putting yourself into the position of happiness, either through laughter, food or exercise. Happy creates happiness; It is a cycle that you should never break and you should take every chance to spur these hormones on. Let them do what they do naturally. Light their fire and reap the benefits!