Do we get what we expect?
Expectations are not always fulfilled because there are circumstances we cannot control.
However, expectations are a filter through which we see and act in the world.
This filter prevents us from seeing and experiencing what is really going on...what else is possible.
It is a limiting way to live.
Can we live without any expectations?
I think we can learn to love living without expectations if we are prepared to be present in each moment and act accordingly.
Thich Nhat Hanh says, “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.”
Unfortunately many of us are not practiced enough at being present in the moment.
We bring our expectations wrapped in agendas, attitudes and success goals along with us at every turn and...miss the moments.
Here are some ideas to let go of expectations:
- Focus on what you want and take a small step toward it without pre-engaging in the outcome.
- Release yourself from judgement as to how you think your life should be.
- Trust yourself to know when you pay attention, the answer you need in this moment will show up
Start exploring life without the chain of expectations.
You will feel free.
This is who you are.