Saturday, September 17, 2011

What Did You Expect?

Life hands you exactly what you expect—sometimes. Let me clarify, because if you read that statement you might say, Gretchen—come on, stop living in LaLaland and wake up. I’ve been asking to win a million dollars from the lottery for years now, and I keep ending up no matching numbers.

Well let’s just wake up from that dream right now; maybe even splash some water on your face. I’ll tell you why you haven’t won the lottery. You don’t expect to. Pure and simple, deep inside you’ve been condition to believe only the “lucky” win or you haven’t prepared your mind-set to accept that for yourself. Now, am I saying that if you really concentrate and chant daily affirmations about the lottery, you will win? NO.

Too often we’ve accepted our conditioned thinking as “normal”. We fall into the belief system that in order to get “xyz” we need to do or believe in “abc”. Why? What for? What words fly from your mouth or bounce around in your head? Are they words of gratitude, love, peace, joy? Because if you want to change your life; you must first change your thinking. You must come from that place within you that sees the spark of greatness even when it looks like dismal and dark days have consumed you.

“Wait for answers with a child like expectancy.” What are your expectations? Are you expecting doom and gloom? Are you waiting for the other shoe to drop? Or are you expecting to succeed? Are you thinking about all the things in your life you are grateful for? Most of the time, we will bitch, moan, and complain about all the stuff going wrong in our lives and then we stand back and wonder why our lives are in the crapper. We will say we want more abundance, peace, and love in our lives and then turn right around and poor mouth to everyone around us, talk words of judgment about other people, and fight with everyone that doesn’t believe the way we do. 

When we give up our old stories of yesterday, we will be free to experience today. Today is given to us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. What is better than that? Why drag yesterday’s baggage into today’s present? Let go of the anger of the past, the disappointment, the failures, and the hate. Today is waiting, quietly, unconditionally, and patiently for you to recognize the potential within you. You are great! No matter what you did yesterday, no matter what will happen tomorrow, today—at this exact moment—you are great. It is time you see that you are greatness waiting to experience—life.

Try it. Start expecting goodness in your life this very minute. If you find yourself falling back into that old thinking, your old patterns stop and re-adjust your expectations.  Eventually you will see, as you change your expectations, you change your life.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings!

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