The opposite of hope is cynicism.

The opposite of trust is selfishness.

Hope is not “what’s in it for me”.

Trust is not quid pro quo,

cynicism demands loyalty,

without mitigation,

requiring suspicion and scorn,

bullying with blind compliance.

We trust in the “vision”,

dreams, do indeed, come true

and we rest assured,

poised in the Truth

selfishness denies our motivation

for expectant communion,

disrupting a space for repair,

and a time for change.

We hope in the “heartfelt”,

committing with empathy,

as doubt surrenders

to nurturing compassion.

Hope is kind and benevolent.

Trust is gentle and generous.

Hope embraces the Here and Now.

Trust abides in Love.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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