Expectations: should we keep them high or low?
Expectations are a funny thing. If you set them high the risk of disappointment increases, if you set them low you feel a bit less alive.
Somehow we all like to take risks, it makes us feel alive and vibrant. I think it is a form of addiction to adrenaline. This shows in gambling, people who like gambling like the kick out of setting the expectation to win big and if you loose a lot that would bring a strong emotion with it too. It all comes down to how we want to feel. We want to feel vibrant, alive and joyful, and some of us get addicted to feeling pain. The problem with what triggers our emotion is that we can get dulled. Many things need a higher dose when you want to have the same thrill.
We want to feel vibrant, alive and joyful, and some of us get addicted to feeling pain. The problem with what triggers our emotion is that we can get dulled. Many things need a higher dose when you want to have the same thrill.
Maybe that is the place where expectations are born. When I do the same thing over and over again, I expect the same result. However, that is not always the case. When I get used to something, the emotions is not the same high as the first time. The expectation that always works for me is one a spiritual one.
All of the above are antics of the ego of which the main phrase is: “Seek and do not find”.
When I become aware that I have a certain expectation I go to the other part of my mind, the part that is still one with all that is. I tell myself: “I want what the holy spirit wants, thy will shall be done”.
I set the intention to have the universal needs met of everyone involved. When I get disappointed, I know I have found something to heal. I have an opportunity to put that upon the altar in my mind so it can be altered. My first reaction will be to say: “I am willing to see this differently”.
I find that this really works in keeping expectations where they belong and to keep my vibration at a point that I love. Living each day a bit more of the right part of my mind.