'Expectation' Chapter


The mind is inherently inclined to prediction and to operate with the idea that you should have no expectations is non functional. The problem is not with having expectations. The real issue is the difference between the minds natural behaviour that leads us to expectation, and what I will call blind expectation. The opposite of blind expectation is the process of awareness that arises from experience. This process of expectation is often called intuition, but it’s basically the same thing. The secret to not falling into blind expectation is to not fall out of touch.

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” Henry David Thoreau (American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862)

“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” Confucius (China’s most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, 551-479 BC)

“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian” Dennis Wholey

Our Expectations

Everyone expecting the class? First off, I will start with why I asked that question. Do any of you have no expectations at all? I have at least one. I find it hard not to expect. My duality brings some,… Seek More

It Is A Party, Dance

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… Seek More

Empowering Expectation

Quick poll. For who do expectations feel disempowering? I really felt them to be at work limiting. I felt they limited what I could achieve. I’ve never felt disempowered. They can be discouraging if they are given too much emotional… Seek More

Rigid Expectation

Did today go as you expected friends? There is a lot of teaching against expectation in today’s spiritual circles is there not? Almost as if it were a serious moral faux pas. Anyone gotten rid of it yet? If you… Seek More

Be Where We Are

Circumstance. People really believe in that idea don’t they? Circumstance, yes. People giving me the long list of how I could do something, but they can’t even though they say they want to. People have long lists of circumstance. The… Seek More

Dynamic Awareness

If you are afloat on a river in an inner tube, it’s an absolute certainty you will go down river. Yes, you might be able to get out in a rough spot. You might be able to make a huge… Seek More

Life’s Flow

There is not one way and we should all be on it. There are many ways, like many blood vessels in the body. Thank God/ nature/ providence for that, no? The best results are the ones I couldn’t have thought… Seek More