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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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