Having been born and raised in protestant country with protestant church values (although my parents were not that religious at all), has had the effect on me that I’ve always until now considered hope a very positive driving force: the promise of the better.
That is until this morning, I was reading a book Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh where he does provide another point of view. That hope could be the clinging for tomorrow, although today as well is perfect day to live.
Essentially Thich Nhat Hanh just points out that we can choose the happiness in the present moment as well as in the future. I don’t think he has anything against hope, it just that he reminds that we can choose also differently in present moment as well.
Hope is just alike a sun if we stare too much at it, we forget all the beautiful things we’ve around us in the present moment.