Reflections

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  1. Lisa Alvarado

    I would be less angry and defensive…not tying myself in knots because there are situations I cannot control. Also, it would be living with less disappointment and judgment.

    3 years ago
  2. LisaBeth

    I have been thinking about this since yesterday morning. It has something do with the difference between hopes and expectations, but the idea hasn’t crystallized yet. If I hope for something to happen and it doesn’t I may be disappointed, but if I expect it to happen and it doesn’t, that’s when resentment creeps in.

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      I think you nailed it.

      3 years ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      I often find the questions where the answers don’t immediately come to me are the best. They roll around in the back of my brain, and it is there that a shift takes place. It is exciting to me that you are experiencing this. I look forward to reading what you eventually find. 🙂

      3 years ago
  3. O.Christina

    By staying aware that usually, I don´t know things for sure.

    3 years ago
  4. M
    Mike

    By remembering I came in with nothing, I am owed nothing, and I will leave with nothing; and that everything I have now or could hope to have in the future could come to me only as a gift.

    3 years ago
  5. Linda

    As I age, I certainly have fewer assumptions and expectations. There is no predicting what life will bring, so best to relax and enjoy the ride…

    3 years ago
  6. d
    db82258

    Watch what they do and not what they say, same goes for me.

    3 years ago
  7. Don Jones

    Look and pay attention with the intention of seeing things as they really are.

    3 years ago
  8. d
    dcdeb

    By learning how to expect the unexpected.

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      that is a really good one!

      3 years ago
  9. L
    Lauryn

    Just go with the flow and let things happen. Remember that you are responsible for choosing your own happiness.

    3 years ago
  10. J
    JDS

    “Unless you have walked in someone’s shoes …”
    I try to live by this .
    It’s a learning experience for me ….
    I am humbled by it & it helps me to be much more open to a person & their story .

    3 years ago
  11. P
    Phillip M

    Eating more tomato’s.

    3 years ago
  12. devy

    i can approach life with the attitude of living the present and not trying to second guess what will happen in the future or what i expect will happen. Disappointment can lead to negative feelings..Trying to second guess can be stressful particularly if it is negative thoughts as well as trying to believe that everything will work out well for a person. There are so many exterior factors which can affect the future, things where we have no control of. By living in the present, we see what is happening now, we can be grateful for what we have or if the present is difficult we can understand that tough times are for personal growth and that bad times will lead to good times…

    3 years ago
  13. Katrina

    I’m a slow learner when it comes to dealing with my expectations and assumptions of myself and others. It takes a LOT of self-talk to bring my expectations into the realm of reality. But experience tells me that if I expect too little of myself, I will get nothing done. I tend to be a slacker if I don’t set even moderate or creative expectations. Then I tend to do the same for others.

    3 years ago
  14. Dusty Su

    Ha, ha, how might I indeed?

    3 years ago
    1. Katrina

      LOL – That was my reaction, Dusty Su.

      3 years ago
      1. Dusty Su

        Haha, happy to help validate your response, as you did mine 😄 😜.

        3 years ago
  15. Holly in Ohio

    We are often not even aware of our expectations, until we feel disappointed, so this sounds like a tall order. A little thing like expecting someone to show on time, can be disagreeable.

    I think it might be easier to replace an expectation with another, one that tells me I really don’t know what is going to happen, but either way, “all is good.”

    3 years ago
  16. Javier Visionquest

    Expectations have been called our “disappointments in their design phase” but they are also an integral part of the process of manifestation. Assumptions are simply the hypotheses of an expanding consciousness. Incorrect assumptions, taken impartially, are what show us where we’re still unconscious. Perhaps it’s our relationships to these “guesses” that would serve us better to change. When our assumptions and expectations don’t culminate in our desires we take it personally, that they’re aligned with the ego identity and not our higher purpose.

    3 years ago
  17. Marnie Jackson

    What a timely question – as this just came up in my meditation. I can remember that everyone’s behaviour is a product of their story. And I can ask about their story to better understand their behaviour.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I like that approach, Marnie. I’m going to try it. The word “expectations” for me also calls to mind expectations we have of others, and those expectations aren’t as accepting or listening. Thank you.

      3 years ago
  18. sunnypatti48317

    By remembering that they do not serve my best interest. If I can intercept those thoughts, I can continue the path of peace and gratitude in an easier way.

    3 years ago
  19. EJP

    By living my life gratefully…..being at peace with all that I have and all that I am.

    3 years ago
  20. Michele

    This site has taught me one should not have any expectations. Having expectations sets yourself up for disappointment. I find myself having to remind myself of this one.

    3 years ago
  21. Christine

    Unlearn. There have been times when I thought I knew what someone else was thinking. Those are always assumptions. And most of the time it didn’t make sense. I had to unlearn that.

    3 years ago
  22. Kevin

    For the most part I am at peace with my own level of assumptions because I try not to make too many of them. Besides, when my assumptions are mistaken, misguided, or flat-out wrong, reality, unfolding events, or someone close to me, usually sets me straight in short order.

    3 years ago

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