Give Up All Hope

We need to learn to cope rather than hope. – Jay N. Forrest

Hope is the delusion that things will be better in the future. As if progress is an inevitable law of existence. It is not.

Attachment to a good future outcome is the recipe for suffering. Hope is detrimental to tranquility.

Hope is an expectation about the future, mindfulness is being here in the present moment. Expectations lead to disappointment.

Don’t expect anything and when you don’t get it you will not be disappointed. But if you do get it – surprise!

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Jay N. Forrest

Zen Humanist Teacher.