Whispers of Hope

Whispers of Insights

This morning, I’d like to give you a little insight into a part of my creative process.  Normally, my ideas and inspiration comes to me late at night. For this purpose, I keep a notepad and pen on my bedside table so that I can capture any ideas I have during the night.  Then, the following morning, I’ll draft them up a little and see how they develop.  Usually, I try and find an image or two or a video that will go with it as well, to add that nice visual flair.

So when I had the inspiration for Whispers of Hope, it had started with an image that had appeared on Twitter the other day.  Now, I come across a lot of pictures on Twitter and normally I’m quite good at flicking through them.  This one, however, resonated with me.  Check it out below:

Hope is the little voice you hear whisper "maybe" when it seems the entire world is shouting "no!"

What do you think?  Personally, I think it’s a very apt and very powerful quote.  As I mentioned, it also set the old cogs in my head whirring and thus the inspiration for Whispers of Hope came.


The world is a noisy place.  Technology makes it easy for us to be bombarded by information 24/7.  Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, text messages, emails, you name it, we get it!  So many things demanding our undivided attention that it’s so hard to know what to focus on.  Do we reply to the text message first or check the Twitter stream for updates? Too many choices, too many decisions and, overall, too much information.

Similarly, I find it’s noisy inside my head as well.  Thoughts upon thoughts upon thoughts all colliding with each other, clamouring for space to be heard.  Sometimes there are so many, I can scarcely hear myself think, which sounds odd, I know.  It’s true though.  Sometimes they are simply just too loud.

Amidst all that noise, the clamouring of my thoughts and the beeps and whistles of my phone, it can be hard to hear the things that really matter.  Especially on days when my tumultuous thoughts are all trying to grab my attention.  When my thoughts are at their darkest, it can be hard to find that little ray of hope, can’t it?

Sometimes it can be deafening.

Whispers of Hope

Seeing that picture reminded me that hope is still there.  Often it gets drowned out by the noise of my phone, my computer, my thoughts and much more.  Occasionally, though, my mind goes quiet enough that I can hear its gentle whispers.  They’re not loud, not by a long shot.  Sometimes I have to concentrate really hard to hear them.

See, the world will constantly shout at us, trying to get our attention. Hope, on the other hand, whispers quietly, gently so that it’s there when we really look for it, when we need it most.  If we listen carefully, we can find hope.


Whispering gently.

Isn’t that something to hold onto?  Those whispers of hope?

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Author: Alex Davies

Alex Davies is the creator and writer for Pushing Back the Shadows. Find out more about his journey here and connect with him on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

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One thought on “Whispers of Hope”

  1. I can relate to the quote that you mention. I enjoyed reading this mainly because my hopesunshineblog includes the word hope. We all need hope and this quote by Emily Dickinson resonates with me:
    ‘Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul,
    And sings the tune without the words,
    And never stops at all, ‘
    It is taken from her poem ‘Hope is the thing with feathers ‘
    Keep up the good work!

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