a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future.
What is a life without expectations? Freedom.
When we have expectations of another person fulfilling our vision, we set ourselves up for disappointment. How can we expect someone else to think the way we do? To understand what we have been through? To share the same values, the same grievances, the same joys, hopes, fears, dreams, etc.
But so many of us have expectations of others and live a life that is half instead of full. We expect someone else to come along and be our other half and fulfill us, when we haven’t even done it ourselves.
How can anyone do that? And why would you want them to?
When you leave yourself open to giving your power away on this level, at some point when you level up or they do and decide you can fulfill yourself, you might find the person you put all of those hopes and wishes into lacking. You might even feel like a person who bought a car you thought ticked all the boxes, only to find out it was a lemon. Now you’re feeling like you’ve been bamboozled.
But you weren’t. Your expectations of what you thought that person could bring you was exactly what you needed in order to learn the lesson of self worth.
When we value ourselves we do not look outside of ourselves for anything. We know that no one can fulfill our expectations. No one but us.
It is just far too much pressure on someone for them to fulfill your emptiness; the void you have within yourself that begs to be filled.
Why don’t you fill it? Give it what it wants! If you still don’t know what that is I’ll tell you. LOVE!
It’s almost Valentine’s Day…why not give yourself that big box of chocolates or a card professing your unconditional love? Take yourself out to dinner! Order in! Do something special for yourself and stop waiting for someone to do it for you.
The best relationships are the ones where two people are giving and receiving equally. If you’re giving your cup of love to an empty vessel, then you will always be thirsty.
Give yourself what you seek from another and you will never be thirsty again.