We expect so much from others. All the time. Yes, you do. We all do. Constantly, always, even when we think we aren’t. We expect our partners to behave a certain way, our co-workers to act a certain way, our parents to be a certain way, our kids to behave, our teachers and our boss to act a certain way, our family to….(fill in the blank). The list of expectations is endless and in return we get frustrated, angry, upset, annoyed, and disappointed when they don’t.
Kindly show all of these expectations the door, because they do not serve you. Have you ever tried not expecting a thing, ever, from anyone? Try it out for size. By letting go of these expectations you free yourself from disappointment and gift yourself with the abundant power that you’ve had all along. Take that wagging finger turn it around and point it towards yourself. There you go. That’s the only person you control and controls you. Do not mistake this for speaking your truth. You can let someone know how something they are doing or saying is affecting you without expecting anything.
Do not let outer circumstances, others behaviors, or anything that lives outside of you mandate how you feel inside. You can’t change or control others, you aren’t responsible for their happiness and they aren’t responsible for yours. The few who understand this indulge in the endless euphoric feeling which I like to refer to as freedom. The brave new world of accepting will get you there, and you will be happier because of it.
Those who know me know that I care about what people put into their bodies, but I also care about what thoughts they hold in their mind. If people understood how powerful their thoughts really were, they could start to turn this franchise called “their life” around! You are only as good, as healthy, as smart, as successful, as beautiful, and as powerful, as you THINK you are. If you spend zero amount on time on creating a better mental state, growth of any kind will be difficult. I am constantly working on achieving a better understanding as to why I think and behave the way I do, and I strongly encourage you to do the same.
This is what we call, awareness.
Nature will help get you there.
I took this picture during my life changing trip to Las Cataratas del Iguazú (Iguazu Falls in Argentina).