“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward;
you can only connect them looking backwards.
So you have to trust that
the dots will somehow connect in your future.
You have to trust in something —
your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.”
“Perhaps the key is
to challenge that instinctive sense of fear we feel
when we start thinking about uncertainty.
When I look back at the most fulfilling parts of my life,
I realize most of them
took me completely by surprise.”
“Attendre et espérer.”
“Wait and hope.”
The entirety of human wisdom is encompassed in these two little words.
The entirety of religious faith is encompassed in these two little words.
As a person of faith, it is in my nature to put everything – my worries, troubles, joys – into the hands of God, and believe that He will always have my best interests at heart.
That, I believe, is the true notion behind the motto “wait and hope”. That people have no way of knowing the future, until “God deigns to reveal it to us”. That there is nothing we can do to find a shortcut. That wisdom itself is not truth, but reflections of personal experiences. That every person has a wisdom that comes from their past, but that it does not dictate one’s future. That anyone can have a bad past, but everyone has a future and it can be wonderful if you let it.
With hope, we have the ability to overcome any obstacle in our way. With all our worries and fears kept in another higher figure for “safekeeping”, we can now do anything we wish without anxiety.
“Then all anxiety was at an end, and they lived together in perfect happiness.”