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What is "mindful hope"?

Mindfulness is a lot of things but at it's most basic core it could be described as a psychological process that is developed (through practice) in which one's attention is focused on the present moment.  In mindfulness based cognitive therapy the goal is to accept our present without attaching or reacting to it.

Hope has at its core positive expectation (future) and a desire for a certain thing to happen.  It's a mindset.

Mindful Hope therefore may sound contradictory, it suggests being content in the present while having expectation for the future.  However, I propose that our ability to be mindful is inextricably connected to our level of hope.

Be mindful.  Accept the present.
Have hope for the future.

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PWUD are doing “mystery tastings” every day. At least those who sample this regulated alcohol aren’t going to die from a toxic supply! #safesupply #decriminalize danielsnyder1 photo

Well said. We certainly need to support both paths equally, and give individuals the proper amount of autonomy to make the choice that they would like for their life.

I wonder how much @cheechandchong actually contributed to societies negative perceptions of cannabis by reinforcing the confirmation bias of the "stereotypical stoner" and therefore hindering progress on legalization and decriminalization. danielsnyder1 photo

Just got into one of those "this is pointless but I'll try anyway" facebook debates with an ignoramus who states "for crying out loud they have been doing needle exchange for well over 30 years now and IT has not helped one bit .. and it is the stupidist idea ever..." 1