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Hope & Attachment

We’ve all had moments of feeling let down when we “got our hopes up” about something.

And, I get it. It hurts. We often feel like there’s something wrong with us for having hope in the first place.

But I don’t feel like hope is always the issue. Hope is important. We need hope in our lives. Hope keeps us moving. Keeps us working toward a better future.

To me, underneath “I got my hopes up” is actually attachment to the outcome. There’s a very big difference between having hope and getting attached to a particular outcome.

Hope looks like, “I have hope that things will get better and I am going to keep moving toward that someway, somehow.”

Attachment to the outcome looks like, “It will only get better if X happens now.”

See the difference?

So, for whatever is going on in your life right now – what would it look like to have hope but lose the attachment?

And if it feels too hard to loose the attachment? Perhaps it might be a good moment to reflect upon what you might be needing right now.

About the Author

Natalia Amari, LCSW

Natalia Amari, LCSW

On a mission to help others overcome experiences of trauma and reclaim their personal power. In the name of hope and empowerment, Natalia brings culturally responsive, attachment oriented, trauma therapy to people striving to break free from the past and unearth their best self.

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Natalia Amari, LCSW

Natalia Amari, LCSW

On a mission to help others overcome experiences of trauma and reclaim their personal power. In the name of hope and empowerment, Natalia brings culturally responsive, attachment oriented, trauma therapy to people striving to break free from the past and unearth their best self.

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