Hello SOTGC community,
Ladies (and gentlemen)! I’m happy to bring you the third lesson from “My Ketut,” the healer that I met with a little while ago. He has brought me inspiration that I wanted to share with the SOTGC family.
Lesson 3 – No Expectations
Have you ever taken the time to find someone the absolutely most perfect gift? You think about it for weeks, and you have spent your hard earned money on this most perfect gift? Then the buildup comes of presenting this most perfect gift to someone special, and they tear open the paper, toss the card aside, open the box as you stare at them intently, and they say, “oh thanks, so, what do you want to do for lunch?” What??? How could they just say, “oh thanks?” You just spent days, weeks, months on this most perfect gift!!! Well, it’s quite simple. If you give with your heart, there are no expectations.
It is not up to you to determine the meaning or importance of something to anyone else. If you are angry about the reaction of your recipient, then you weren’t genuinely giving from your heart. It’s not about you. I am not saying that you shouldn’t have high expectations from loved ones. But I am saying that it’s not up to you to decide how another person feels at any given time or that those feelings are right or wrong. You are only in control of yourself. So if you give gifts, tangible, spiritual, or otherwise, just remember to give with your heart.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. What have you let go of…and it released you from feelings of anxiety or fear or pain?