Dissolving Expectations

Expectations high and low from you and others will always cause everything around to explode.

We come into the world and find expectations awaiting us from parents filled with hopes and dreams of what they think just should be. As our journey moves forward those expectations grow on and on from teachers, bosses, lovers, and even our own blessed young. Each expectation is always in danger of not measuring up leaving unhappiness, disappointment, anger and even disgust. And what about those we have of ourselves, and those low ones that cause us to self-destruct?

The best way to deal with expectations is to not have them in the first place, but this is a bit unreasonable even for me to believe. So I say, let’s be aware when they appear and dissolve them as quickly as can be. Make a conscious effort to practice Letting Go. “Nonresistance, non judgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.” ~ Eckhart Tolle.

The practice of “Letting Go” makes it possible for you to flow and concentrate on what’s really important. It gets rid of the petty things that keep you a prisoner. When your mind is open you are truly free, and pleasantly surprised how everything fits so perfectly. You are able to accept the people around you without preconceived ideas, and you become accepting of who you are. No more feeling worn out trying to fulfill someone else’s dreams. “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle.

Expectations are just something that you and everyone else just dug up and decide to make into some silly law. Practice dissolving them when they pop up and one day you’ll find them not. Stop hitting your head against that big brick wall and realize life doesn’t have to be so complicated after all.

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10 thoughts on “Dissolving Expectations

  1. In my being, I’ve replaced the words expect and expectations with anticipate and appreciate. 🙂

  2. Seeker ... says:

    Michele … Everyone’s life and experience is unique down to the individual … I am so grateful for having found your post today. Thanks for sharing your spiritual attainment here.
    ~ Peace
    http://www.the-spiritual-quest.com

  3. Cynthia says:

    This is so true. Very difficult, lol, even with lots of practice.

  4. This is truth. Expectations set you up for disappointment and even anger. We can hope for things and hope for certain things from others.

    But to expect is deciding that any other possibilty of the future is unacceptable.

    We cut of the infinite possibilities that the universe holds for us.

    Just hope for peace and let the universe do its job. Wait in anticipation for what is in store. The unknown is not always bad.

    There are amazing possibilities for us if we open our minds to possibilities.

    Namaste,
    Annie

    • Hi, Annie 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this. I just love everything you’ve said here. I have learned not to have expectations anymore and I have found that I’m always surprised how wonderful everything works out when I just flow.

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