“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu
Some time back I wrote an article titled, “Lack of Power is my Dilemma.” Shortly after that post, I found myself in a place of discomfort. The stress of trying to balance the different areas of Life came to the surface.
Three separate times, by three different people, all from different areas of my Life, accused me of not doing my part. Or live up to my word or their expectations. With each incident, the words Continue reading “The Power of Hope!”
“Lack of power is my dilemma,” a common statement if you have had any experience with any of the Twelve Step programs. At the beginning of the road to recovery, the admission of one’s own powerlessness is the catalyst. As a recovering person myself, my admission came from sheer desperation from having found myself from complete spiritual and emotional bankruptcy. As well as, the physical loss of family, homes, and career. Needless to say, at the point that I returned to twelve step recovery, the admission of my own powerless came with ease. However, coming to understand the realm of my powerlessness took some time.
Have you ever had any experience without expectations? What was it like? Were you disappointed? Were you surprised? Was that surprise pleasant or disruptive?
In an earlier post (If we only touch one), I mentioned the idea that we are ‘sleepwalkers’ and that I hope to share my experience in ‘Waking Up.’ Many of us tend to go through life, filled with so many expectations; we never entirely experience Life. Sadly, this tendency to live predominately on expectations rather than living experience can affect anyone from any culture and any social class. Continue reading “Experience without Expectations!”