Our Monthly Theme: Expectation
I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. ~John O’Donohue
Life is not under my management.
It is free, and dappled, not pure.
Life is this, not something else…
Even God does not yet know
what’s in store before unfolding in it.
As we release the hold of expectations and disappointments, as we stop trying to live into the imagined life and live the one we have been given, we discover a profound inner freedom to make choices out of love, rather than obligation or resentment. ~Christine Valters Paintner
Remember that you are always allowed to quit. There’s nothing real about expectations. Their weight can feel solid and inescapable, but they’re only imaginings. Your imaginings. Their strength comes only from your consent. The first step is never easy, but trust me, by your second step, you will discover how easy it is to break free. ~Rev. Scott Tayler
When we put down ideas of what life should be like, we are free to wholeheartedly say yes to our life as it is. ~Tara Brach
My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus. ~Stephen Hawking
Dashed expectations can be good for the soul. After all, always getting what we expect often leads to expecting to always get what we want. ~Anonymous
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are. ~Anaïs Nin
What you see depends on what you’re looking for. ~Unknown