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Catherine Ingram: Why Courage is Better than Hope

By UPLIFT on Thursday December 21st, 2017

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Does 'hope’ have the potential to do more harm than good?

Catherine Ingram has been thinking a lot of late about courage and hope. So much so that the founder of Living Dharma has had a complete change of mind about the word hope. Courage, she now believes, is what the world needs more.

It is not to say that there is definitely no cause for hope in this world but rather that we cannot know or assume that things are going to work out and therefore hope may simply be false hope.

She also warns against falling into magical thinking, and instead encourages us to accept the ‘suchness’ of life.

I have come to a phase in my life when the Taoist perspective has a great appeal. Things are as they are. I simply see the ‘suchness’ of life’s unfolding without any sense that it has to be, or even can be, directed in any way.

Of course, knowing the difference between what should and can be changed, and what can’t, requires great wisdom and discernment.

Listen here to Catherine Ingram explain dharma resilience.

December 21st 2017

About Our Guest:

Catherine Ingram is a spiritual teacher,  author of In The Footsteps of Gandhi and Passionate Presence, and founder of Living Dharma.

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