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Light expels all darkness
My hopes and fears play an important role in my life. I live my life inspired by my hopes, and most of the time, the only things that stand in the way of my hopes becoming reality, are my fears. Recently, I decided to stop using the word ‘hope’, and to start replacing it by the word ‘expect’. Because when I say: ‘’I expect it’s going to be a nice weekend.’’, it feels a lot more hopeful than when I say: ‘’I hope it’s going to be a nice weekend.’’
With that said, my expectations for this coming year are that I pass my exams, that I develop more love for myself and for others, that I will leave my parents’ house and rent a room of my own, and that I will develop a closer relationship with God. I also expect that I will know what I will do after secondary school, because, as of now, I don’t know yet. I think these are all quite realistic expectations, but I’m still really interested in seeing how it will all work out.
I usually don’t focus a lot on my fears, because I feel that light expels all darkness, so I just focus on (being) the light, so darkness will gradually disappear. It’s the same way with my hopes and fears; I focus more on my hopes, so that my fears become irrelevant. But of course, I do have some fears. I sometimes fear that school will be too hard for me, and that I won’t pass, or that I won’t have enough money to eventually rent a room of my own.
As you can see, my fears are pretty much the opposites of my hopes, therefore I try to focus on my hopes, instead of my fears. Most importantly, I try to live one day at a time, so I can enjoy the present, instead of worrying about the future.