Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Words of Wisdom Wednesday: Expectations

One of the teachings of Eastern religions is that our biggest
problem is desire. Sadness comes from the disappointments of unmet
Eastern philosophers say the problem is having the desires in
the first place. They suggest we put our energy into eliminating
expectations rather than satisfying them.
Somewhere within each of us is a balance point between
expectation and satisfaction.
What are your expectations? Trace where they came
from. Ask yourself why you have them and what is in them for
Are these desires built on your needs or someone else's?
People rarely question their expectations. Instead, they
question their personal adequacy. Evaluate what truly brings you
satisfaction and peace and let the rest go.
- Dr. J. James