Our Topic of Conversation for October is the continuing discussion around Expectations, our focus being to seek a deeper understanding of what they really are and how they can impact our relationships.
When we have an expectation of ourselves, another person, a situation or event, we are setting ourselves up for, at the very least, some disappointment.
This reaction exposes where we are holding either ourselves or other people to account and requiring a level of perfection – not allowing the true flow of life.
How many times in our life have we experienced the fallout of our expectations going awry and the ensuing drama? We can be extremely hard on ourselves and others – sometimes the resentment or judgement can last for years!
What then is the opposite, or counter, to holding expectations of ourselves and others? How might we live in a way that is more respectful of people’s choices and rhythms, thereby offering the space for a shift in outcome when things just don’t work out for whatever reason? Certainly, being less hard on everyone when things don’t go to plan can be very liberating and allows love to flow instead.
We invite you to share your valuable observations and experience of expectations.