“We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.” ~ Voltaire

At the heart of our rational mind are learned expectations which we identify as our own…we generally do not realize we have downloaded expectations as a way of conforming to our environment…and these expectations become the primary source of our self image and role playing… when these expectations are not met they can become very negative leading to severe guilt and despair.

Our most important expectations developed during early childhood and are embedded within the subconscious mind…interestingly, the vast majority of these expectations are unnecessary and only serve as a way of achieving a fabricated social status…but how can we let go of an expectation when we don’t consciously recognize them ?.

Most frustrations stem from expectations….we may feel they are only rational desires and our feelings of failure are justified…it is our inability to question these assumption that prevents us from finding ways resolve them.

If we reach a point when a decision to be free of an expectation is made, we have crossed a very important bridge…our energies now have moved from frustration to finding a higher level of freedom…this decision can now be communicated with the subconscious mind which is most responsive to intense emotions…if this request persist, the subconscious eventually will make an effort to cleanse itself of expectations.

Freedom from expectations does not leave us empty of directions, but instead opens the intuitive mind and its inner compass to become our new guide…this is what the Dalai Lama meant by the “guidance of synchronicity”.

“When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have” ~Stephen Hawking