Surviving on hope

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How to Harness Hope in Survival
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"I guarantee you that at some point everything is going to South on you and
you're going to say, "this is it. This is how I end. Now you can either accept
that or you can get to work."

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The happiest of endings is up to you. It's simple: Flow like water.
Decide. Accept the possibilities. Never quit. Get to work! Always
have hope!

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    If you are tired, keep going.
    If you are scared, keep going.
    If you are hungry, keep going.
    If you want to taste freedom, keep going.

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Be empowered by hope and always believe in possibilities. Just
believe it is so! Put your mental imagery and energy into
believing in possibilities, even when the physical world around
you is deceiving you with a harsh reality. Open the doors to let
good things flow to you.

Someone who is hopeless is concentrating only on the misery,
and this misery breeds company of more misery. Rigid and
inflexible, such a person accepts death as a fate only because
they are not like water. They are not finding a way to flow with
life. Energy flows where attention goes. This is a law of
attraction that can work for you in a survival situation. Put your
energy into hope.

#4: Never quit. Never stop having hope. Have the
will to survive!
Hope helps give the will to survive. Lacking hope leads only to
fear, anxiety and despair and death. When you have a genuine
belief in yourself and your abilities, you are underway to
surviving! Many survival experts and others agree:

  • Emily Dickinson wrote, "Hope is the thing with feathers
    that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the
    words and never stops at all."

  • "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"
    - Audrey Hepburn

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When the world says to give up, hope whispers: try it one
more time!
Hope is essential to your survival whatever tomorrow may bring
- a job loss, a serious illness, a home foreclosure, a divorce, or
a devastating blow to the power grid. Let hope empower you in
your survival plans!

Hope is an emotional tool for survival that costs nothing but an
unwavering commitment to it. Ancient Greeks thought hope
essential to life and yet many interpretations of Greek
mythology seem to disguise hope as an evil and there's much
intense debate as to why pandora's box (technically a jar)
contained only hope after all the evil had escaped.

To hope is to anticipate consequences and think of future

  • "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
    The important thing is not to stop questioning." Albert

  • "I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the
    brightest. I do not judge the universe." Dalai Lama

  • "We have always held to the hope, the belief, the
    conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond
    the horizon." Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Hope: it is the only thing stronger than fear!

Preppers hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
Remember this pledge to yourself should you ever be faced with
challenging times.

Hope can energize and mobilize! Having hope is like having a
zest for life. Be like Walt Disney who once said, "In bad times
and good, I have never lost my sense of zest for life."

The real proof is in the bragging rights that come with survival.
Know you can make survival happen! Always have hope.

You can control the outcomes associated with your hopes
because now you know to "Never stop fighting to make it home!"

No matter what happens, never stop fighting. Have a sense of
possible. Let hope stick to you like Velcro!

In the movie below, Matt Damon's character addresses other
astronauts and says to them this message of hope:
"Empty your mind! Be formless. Shapeless. Like water.
Now, you put water into the cup ~ it becomes the cup.
You put water into a bottle  ~ it becomes the bottle.
You put water into a teapot ~ it becomes the teapot.
Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend!"

Be like water by emulating its fluidity, its force and its
In other words, imbibe the qualities of water. Be flexible and
calm (flow), but ready to take charge (crash). With fluidity you
can adapt a strategy for survival at the right time, almost
without thinking.

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be
assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way
around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward
things will disclose themselves."   — Bruce Lee.

If you want to survive, be like water my prepper friend. It is the
first step to hope. In so doing, you are freeing your mind from
the burdens, so you can find resolution. It is only when you are
like water and in a pure state that you can begin to see and
believe in the possibilities.

#2: Make a choice. Just DECIDE!
Hope anchors the soul and creates a path towards survival. Only
with hope can you look at reality and arrive at a solution.
Rather than to accept the dim fate, decide to accept
possibilities. Make a choice and decide to ignore reality.

Will Smith once said, "There is a redemptive power that making
a choice has rather than feeling that you're at effect to all the
things that are happening. Make a CHOICE! You just decide:
what it's going to be, who you're going to be and how you're
going to do it and from that point the universe is going to get
out of your way, it's like water. It wants to move and get
around stuff."

In interviews Will Smith has repeated the theme, which can
also apply to survival. He said that "Being realistic is the most
common road to mediocrity. Why would you be realistic? What's
the point of being realistic? It’s unrealistic to walk in a room,
flip a switch and have the lights come on. That’s unrealistic –
fortunately Thomas Edison didn’t think so. It’s unrealistic to
think you’re going to bend a piece of metal and fly people over
an ocean in a tube of metal. That’s unrealistic  –  but
fortunately the Wright Brothers didn’t believe that."  — Will

#3: Believe and accept the possibilities.
You must be the first to believe that you will survive. Accept
the possibilities and believe in yourself. It's more than just
resilience. It's lifting yourself up to accept that you can survive.
Hope matters.

Hope matters because it gives you options. The minute your
open yourself to hope, the scales of survival tip in your favor.

  • "Nothing is impossible the word itself says I'm possible."
    Audrey Hepburn.

  • “The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he
    can't are both right." — Confucius

  • "The first step before anybody else in the world believes it
    is that you have to believe it." — Will Smith.
Surviving on Hope
How to harness the incredible power of hope

Harnessing the power of hope in survival.
Why is it that some people bounce back from set backs, while
others just wither away? The secret is hope.

Hope is one of the most misunderstood of emotional forces that
you can harness to survive if you fully understand its powers.
We're not talking blind optimism, but rather: hope, which is an
openness to accepting possibilities.

No matter the circumstance, you can make good things happen,
even when luck isn't on your side and here's how to train yourself
to always have hope…

How to Harness Hope in Survival
Hope and survival go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Ultimately your survival in an emergency situation depends on
your ability to focus. When you have hope, your mind and body
reacts along with your thoughts and feelings. Hope opens the
mind for survival, making it possible.

#1:  Ease the burden of the mind and flow like water.
Want to survive? Be like water my friend! Hope begins in a pure
state, without shape. You can train your mind to be truthful and
open to possibilities. Take a lesson form Bruce Lee:
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