July 10th -
Are we ready for a new way? Let us see yourselves interacting with the world in a different way. We can begin by visualizing ourselves giving unconditional positive regard to the others in our life. One of the most common states of mind we have found ourselves in is expectation. We expect others to act in a way that we approve of, or in a way that benefits us, or in a way that we have asked them to. When they meet our expectations, we give something to them… could be approval or affection or some other outward sign that we are satisfied with them. When they don’t act as we prefer, we withhold. What would our lives be like if we could let go of our expectations and just allow people to be themselves. That doesn’t mean we must approve, just that we don’t hold anything against them.