Dorothy Day: “No one has the right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.”
Me: If we as as a society are not sitting down and feeling helpless, and hopeless, collectively, we are ignoring the signs.
The thing most to do when hopelessness arises is to sit.
Doing all those things – all the work – is a cover up mechanism, an addiction.
We fear doing nothing, for in that space the underlying hopelessness comes to the forefront of our consciousness.
And it is only through facing it head on, we begin to process it and transform it at its root.
Sitting feeling hopeless is an incredibly under-rated work for the benefit not only of oneself, but for all.