Originally posted by TravelerintheDark
reply to post by mpriebe81
Keep your chin up, friend.
Thanks Traveler...but my chin IS up......in giving examples of people totally frustrated in their lives because it does not turn out as they
'expected' I gave some sad examples, but that in now way meant that I was the experiencer of these examples or somehow bummed out because of
Sorry if I wrote them in a way that made it sound like it WAS me those things happened to.
So I have been letting this train of thought settle in my mind.....and it has occurred to me that entire groups of people get their hopes up about all
kinds of things, and then when it doesn't happen entire are bummed......example of your 'team' loosing a game.....
I am a believer in the universal consciousness, in the place where all of our awareness touches.........and when vast groups are out of sorts because
of some unrealized expectation, do not ALL of those connected to this stream of consciousness feel the desperate sadness? Doesn't this just drag all
of us down into lower vibrations of the disappointment?
How about entire countries being completely vested in a certain outcome, and in trying to MAKE IT SO....wars bloom. Streets can run with blood because
of someones unrealized expectation....
How about all the people EXPECTING to see the revelations in the Bible and Koran come true.......many going so far as to try and cause events to take
place that will be seen as these expectations being fulfilled.....
This brings me around to the idea that that if everyone just 'let go' of all expectations......then what?
Would this REALLY be a good thing?
Or...would none care about anything anymore?
Where exactly IS the delicate balance between these two issues.....?
reply to post by ElleJ
Thanks for your kind words Elle, and I hear you....
If we have ZERO expectations, then we would never be able to hold someone accountable for bad behavior.
If we have no expectations from any given situation than many times we may choose to just not bother to participate in something. Why bother if you
don't care one way or the other what the outcome is?
Ugh.......I must find that balance point.
I still have thinking to do on this idea....
I appreciate you folks adding to the thoughts as that really helps all of us to try and sort it out.
[edit on 21-2-2009 by theRiverGoddess]