Friday, November 25, 2016
No High Expectations
Quote of the day:
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
I was intrigued by the very act of expectations, often ignoring the obvious, thinking I could predict expectations and intentions, often bulldozing my thoughts through every moment of life.
Have you ever felt really excited about what's to come next in life? There are many experiences that have helped shape our existence, and there will always be many more. But alas, our expectations don't always agree with reality. Our sense come alive in varying ways, we observe, and perceive, and make discoveries, and in the end we eliminate that which we feel impedes our journey.
Here are some of the things that I try to stop expecting of myself.
1. Not expecting to always be right
You can be really knowledgeable in one area or aspect of life, but do not expect to always get things right. The truth is, there will be instances where nothing will feel right, where the world will seem to crumble down around you -but then that's all part of life's experiences. I've stopped expecting to always be right about certain things in life.
2. Not expecting to find a path with no obstacles
As the saying goes, 'nothing comes easy'. I've stopped expecting things to be easy, a great reminder for those moments when things actually get tough. Its all just a process, the growth of ways and emotions, through highs and lows, a mindset that helps either way.
3. Not expecting the approval of people
My opinion matters, and so does the opinion of the next person. Therefore, I don't expect that we'd ever come to an agreement on certain things, actions and behaviors. So I agree to disagree, freeing my mind from clutter, and leaving room for understanding. Not seeking the approval of people, but living anyway.
4. Not expecting peace
On the TV and in the news its pretty much evident with all the conflict going on, that peace will always be elusive, and things will not always be right with the world. As long as ego and distrust exists, the only saving grace is for us to practice inner peace.
5. Not expecting anything
When was the last time you found yourself expecting something that either never comes or arrives too late? Expectation that goes unfulfilled brings distress. I've learned to expect nothing, but to appreciate everything in return.
Lowering your expectations of goals, relationships, and people may be effective over time. Give more, expect less, live more, worry less.
Peace. Love. Light*
Current Listen: Elena Tonra- Took your breath away