I’ve always loved this line on screen from the film The Shawshank Redemption .. ‘Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies’. I’ve always wondered what kind of a thing is hope until mid 2017 when I realised that hope, the best of things as described by Andy in the film, does manifest itself in a physical form. Many would laugh at me when I say this but I have seen hope; not just felt it but seen it 😊
Mid 2017, a lady who I met very briefly in LA asked me if I had heard of Anthony Robbins aka Tony Robbins. I politely said no. She insisted that I must google search him and listen to his talks. Following that meeting in LA, I have been given Tony Robbin’s videos, talks and quotes till the end of 2017. In the strangest possible ways, the very same people who never spoke to me about Tony Robbins, started telling me all about him. I, suddenly, found myself surrounded by hardcore Tony Robbins’ fans and individuals who he has had deep impact on both mentally and physically.
It took this one random lady, one lazy afternoon, in LA to open up a channel in me, which turned me into a receiver of the positive, affirmative thoughts that Tony had to share through millions of other individuals. The thoughts that were sent over to me in form of videos and audios were all about hope, love and compassion. All of them had a strong message of a fit physical body but carried even stronger messages on beliefs.
While all these unexpected messages from the same guy dominated the later part of my being in 2017, I decided to make a shift in my focus and concentrate on the content of the messages that I was receiving. Not so much on ‘why I was being sent all these messages’ but on ‘what is this trying to tell me?!’
My own shift took me to a place which was empty, which had no purpose and had no meaning. I realised that in the deepest laps of ‘hope’ lies the certainty that I was always seeking. Tony Robbins and the individuals who his words had touched, became my messengers of hope.
Hence, in addition to what was said on screen about ‘hope’, I would add this .. ‘hope’ enlightens the path of our own belonging in addition to being the best of things! And this is precisely why it never dies as Andy said it in the film already ❤️