Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Letting Go of Expectations


It's so difficult to control our universe.
Relationships can't be forced, but can only
be responded to and acted upon with love.
Misunderstandings come all too easily as
we each see our life through our own filters.



It's not easy to be judged by others when your
best efforts at sending value to them are seen
as criticism or felt to be insensitive demands.
Time to go back to the drawing board, apologize-
start over again with more sensitive introspection.

9 comments:

Linda said...

Very hard to do but sometimes necessary.

Millie said...

Lin I accidently left you a message on your previous post which goes with this post...sorry for the error.

Cheryl said...

Much food for thought.

SandyCarlson said...

You describe a process that is difficult and not without its sorrows--but perseverance can lead to great satisfaction.

Linda Reeder said...

Lin, you seem to be dealing with some difficult people in your life. Take a vacation from them or whatever is causing the ill will. Do something just for you. Have some fun.

Millie said...

May 18, 2010 8:11 PM

Millie said...

Lin this is the post I accidently posted on the wrong post.


Nice to have you stop by my blog...I always check your blog, its so full of information and great family history stories. My thoughts on espectations...once we remove expectations from our lives we begin to live happier and we start living again. Always expecting people to do things for you, praise you for what you do or for them to acknowledge your hard work or your doings in life automatically pulls the individual into a depressive sad way of living. They then seek for imatation love not unconditional love. When they stop expecting anything... they begin to flourish abd a rebirth begins to grow and expand in everything they do experiencing true love (Unconditonal love) which is Charity. Once they have this love they begin to give it away without expecting anything in return.

kavita said...

My best wishes for you !

Kay said...

So true, so true. I can truly identify with your thoughts.

Rambling Woods said...

It's hard to always know how to reach out when you know you may be rebuffed...