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Old 01-25-2008, 08:18 AM
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Expectations

In order to arrive at possessing everything, desire to possess nothing.- St. John of the Cross

Expectations can cause havoc in our daily living. We all have a basic right to be treated with dignity and respect, but that doesn't mean life will always go our way. The twists and turns of life often carry us up rivers of disappointment to shores we never chose to visit.

Facing life as fully involved travelers, without expectations about outcomes, is perhaps the brightest way to travel. Making plans without setting up for certain outcomes makes us flexible people who learn to go with the flow. It has been said that there is a direct proportion between our level of expectation and the amount of stress we have in our lives. Trusting the results to a larger plan allows us to relax and enjoy the adventure of the journey.

As we grow closer to our Higher Power, we find we can let go. We are more peaceful and confident, less frantic and controlling. Trusting that our Higher Power will protect us, no matter what we encounter on our journey, helps us face the future with a calm and loving heart.

Today let me relax into life and let go of my expectations.

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Body, Mind, and Spirit by Anonymous
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:24 AM
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truly inspiring. thank you
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:34 AM
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thanks for that - it reminds me of one of my favorite *sayings* from a friend - *unrealistic expectations are like premeditated resentment*...

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