Expectations – a poem

 

 

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People often ask me, aren’t your expectations of others too high. Perhaps, I answered.

 

I Ask them to enrich my life without offering me wealth.

I Ask them to give me their unconditional acceptance without manipulating me.

I Ask them to communicate to my soul without speaking a word.

I Ask them to listen to my heart without using a ear.

 

I Ask them to let me into their world without ever inviting me into their homes.

I Ask them to come into my world ONLY after they leave their ego at the door.

I Ask them to give me a gift without spending a penny.

I Ask them to give me a card when there is no occasion.

 

I Ask them to love themselves if they ask for my love.

I Ask them to forgive themselves if they ask for my forgiveness.

I Ask them to never give up on their dreams if they don’t want me to give up on them.

I Ask them to see their enemies as their best teachers in life.

 

I Ask them to select their friends as if they were blind.

I Ask them to select their life mate the same way they select a house – the interior must match the exterior.

I Ask them to select their job with their heart before they accept it.

I Ask them to select their life purpose outside their career path.

 

I Ask them to remember those who were there for them on their journey to success.

I Ask them to remain humble and give back to the community they came from.

I Ask them to see fear as the fog on the road; they’ll get to their destination even with the lack of visibility.

I Ask them to view obstacles as stepping stones and not stumbling blocks.

 

I Ask them to be open to other opinions but do their own research to validate them.

I Ask them to travel to other countries if they want to understand theirs better.

I Ask them to look for the answers inward before they look for them in the world.

I Ask them to always build thruways and never burn bridges.

 

I Ask them to see their future as if they were 15 year old again.

I Ask them to practice gratitude for what they have before they ask for more.

I Ask them to be religious without the need to identify with a particular religion.

I Ask them to look for the proof of God within themselves not outward.

 

And finally, I Ask them to start asking themselves what they expect of others.

 

© 2007 Zoe Vaklinova – All Rights Reserved

One thought on “Expectations – a poem

  1. Another one I can relate to! I’ve got a few hidden away similar to this that I haven’t shared yet.

    I’m going to print this one!! Amazing! You are a gifted soul. It’s obviously the sand has been rubbing in the shell for awhile here… 😉

    Keep flying high! Your journey is allowing others license to cut the ropes that keep them on the ground!

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