Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What We Want

I have been involved in a discussion with several female friends regarding the values by which we live. One of our group brought up the subject of living life without expectations. There seem to be many who practice eastern meditation who believe that this is the way to happiness. I think this may be true, but not in any earthly relationships, even relating to ourselves in a community.

I don't believe that we are meant to experience Nirvana on earth because I don't believe that level of peace is possible as long as The Sacred Spirit inhabits a physical form. One of the properties of earthly, physical person-hood is that we are expected to have expectations of ourselves. Without expectations, free will to choose a path to perfection is meaningless.Without this, we become animals of only instinct to guide our actions.

It is important that we humans teach our children that we have expectations for ourselves and for them; otherwise, we leave them with no rudders to weather the storms and guide their life's paths onto productive shores. Every generation is in danger of slipping backward if all of our energy is directed toward maintaining the familiar status quo. Life cannot stand still, except in a vacuum; life cannot survive without fresh breath.

When will we learn that expectation is our earth's life blood? We don't have energy to get out of bed in the morning unless we expect something from ourselves on that day.