I think therefore I think. I think too much. Egad! I can’t stop thinking.
We are in a world that is moving and growing. We are living in it and with it.
What the process of expectation is with the blinders off is being aware of your place in the dance. Being aware of your neighbours as well as knowing what you do will affect others, and what they do will affect you. You are special in that there is a you and you choose, but that single soul alone is not a living soul. You didn’t create yourself, nor will you receive yourself when this phase in your existence ends. What you do is “dance”. Life being much like a dance floor, you can pick to do whatever dance you choose.
“It may not be the party you thought it was, but while you’re here dance.” Exactly. Not the party you thought it was but it is a party, and in fact it’s guided by a wisdom much greater in scope than your own. You can’t begin to imagine with your personal limitations the magnitude of life’s potentials. Fortunately, the universe in its generosity has set it up so you don’t have to, you need only know your being.
Your heart/mind/soul, whatever you want to call it, but… You can know not only your being, but what you are in the “mirror” as the world serves as a huge mirror showing you the full range of your potential. Those potentials you like and those potentials you don’t like. They both matter, and in fact you will manifest both inevitably.
I am what I am, and I am what you think I am? Yes, indeed.
So, what does this mean about expectations? It means you can choose before hand, and will suffer a comedy of errors until by learning from the “school of hard knocks” you learn better. Or you can make an informed choice and you can make informed choices through open awareness. I can anticipate someone’s comments not because I have judged him, but because he is true to himself and has expressed himself. I have not edited my awareness of his words or actions. I can anticipate another’s words and behaviours for the same reason with the added sensitivity that can come from intimacy.
What about ‘self expectations’? Should we have them? In a way they motivate us. The difference between expectation and blind expectation. In one you are open to events as they present themselves, and you can sense the flow of where they are going. In the other you bob about out of control, and are battered by tides/winds that you see as outside forces. Threats, rather than as energies that run through even you.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.One World class participants. Thank you!)