“It’s OK not to be optimistic.”

Loved this quote — such a great reminder. That’s all.

I’m not insisting that we be brimming with hope — it’s OK not to be optimistic. Buddhist teachings say, you know, feeling that you have to maintain hope can wear you out, so just be present… The biggest gift you can give is to be absolutely present, and when you’re worrying about whether you’re hopeful or hopeless or pessimistic or optimistic, who cares? The main thing is that you’re showing up, that you’re here, and that you’re finding ever more capacity to love this world — because it will not be healed without that.” -Joanna Macy. 

read more here. photo from mr. and ms. globe trot

One thought on ““It’s OK not to be optimistic.”

  1. Its funny….because this is kinda being optimistic about not being optimistic….man that’s a true optimist 🙂

    – Coming from your most optimistic friend-

    (how many more times can I use the word optimist?)

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