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As we go through periods of deconstruction or growth we may experience times of hopelessness.

Actually, some hopelessness is good. For example, when my fantasies crumble, I can predict that I will occasionally feel hopeless. Letting go of beliefs that previously brought comfort is very unsettling. Releasing illusions hurts because we used these illusions to supply us with hopes of a brighter tomorrow.

When we get to the rock-bottom certainty that all is well and all will be well, when we love what is, then fantasies and illusions… false hopes… are no longer necessary. They fall away.

Sometimes hopelessness is on the path to a deeper assurance.