We Can No Longer Survive On Hope

A cultural driver ripe for disruption


We can no longer survive on hope!

I recall a conversation I had with a leadership lecturer during my time at Sydney University back in 2016; the topic of hope was up for discussion. ‘A leader must have hope’, she declared. I had a different view which lead me to explore a little deeper.

What is it to believe, trust or have hope?

It turns out that the root of these words, these cultural drivers, share some commonalities.

It’s not esperance we need – archaic hope or expectation – it’s certainty! It will be strong sense of certainty or knowing that will bring forth true radical transformational change. The role of a ‘leader’, I use the word leader arbitrarily here, is to instil ‘hope’ for those who are yet to ‘believe’ or have come into full conscious awareness.

These words – concepts – merely serve as surrogates for the ego who is constantly driven by the expectation of future outcomes and agendas; delusions that entangle the majority.

However, if we choose to accept or render ourselves helpless in the face of modern society, these concepts do serve as temporary relief from our personal or collective manifestations. Especially those we label as good or bad, right or wrong; which in truth, are subjective polarities in a fabricated human value system which has nothing to do with ultimate reality.

As we become more mindful of our existence we illuminate the potential of our true nature; in turn, harnessing our ability to connect to, optimise, and amplify the power of the present moment. Subsequently, concepts that once lived in the mind become redundant – replaced by an all-knowing sense of self and what we are experiencing.

As we reveal the true nature of reality – self; knowing doesn’t follow experience, it precedes it.

Quieten the mind and you will intrinsically play part in the greatest transformation our evolutionary timeline has seen; our state of being – our culture.


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