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Our life in the world comes to us in the shape of time.

Consequently, our expectation is both a creative and constructive force.

If you expect to find nothing within yourself but the repressed, abandoned, and shameful elements of your past or a haunted hunger, all you will find is emptiness and desperation. 

The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life.

In a vital sense, perception is reality.

John O’Donohue,  AnamChara

photo of girl standing on the Calanque of Sormiou, near Marseille by benh lieu song

4 thoughts on “Expectations

  1. Mindfulbalance has become part of my daily routine and today’s post is especially relevant for many reasons. Happy New Year Karl, may it be filled with love, light and hope

  2. Happy 2015! All best for a year of health and abundance in all areas– especially spiritual (and material:) ! Blessings from Costa Rica ..!

    Megan x

    Perhaps the heart of our melancholy is that we miss the person we were meant to be. We miss our authentic selves. But the good news is that even if you have ignored its overtures for decades, your authentic self has not abandoned you. Instead it has been waiting patiently for you to recognize it and reconnect. Turn away from the world this year and begin to listen.

    – Sarah Ban Breathnach, from Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

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