Expectations…A Myth

“The best lesson I was given is that all of life teaches…especially if we have that expectation” ~ Sam Abell


It is hard to face disapppointment when we feel we have been let down especially by those who we hold dear…and what comes to mind is that expectations kill! But what exactly are expectations…

Time and again we are told this rant,

Through the many quotes and morning posts,

Through the unforgettable heartbreaks and tears so cold.

That expectations one should always avoid,

They lead to disappointment crushing our hopes causing them to die.

But a question that strikes the mind,

What are expectations and what brings them to life?

Is it the care and concern that someone shows,

Or the unbound feelings of attachment that unknowingly grows.

Is it the child who runs to his mother whenever he feels uneasy,

The blind faith that one has on their friends when they are needy.

Is it the feeling that rises when we meet a long lost friend unexpectedly,

The fleeting feelings of nervousness when a stranger offers us help making us feel queasy.

Is it the skip of that heartbeat when we receive an unexpected call from someone dear,

Or the realisation of a dream which was too unrealistic to be realized ever.

Is it the longing, the waiting to hear from the one you miss the most,

Or the burden of a heavy heart when there is so much to say but you can not find the right words.

Is it good or is it bad,

Should it be kept close or shunned away…too far.

No matter what people say and how much ever cautious we may get,

They find their way to our hearts denying all logic of its power.

Some say its a trap which makes us weaker,

What they forget is the feelings of bliss it accompanies as the wait is over.

So should we or should we not believe in the magic of expectation,

Or is too dreamy, far-fetched and just a creation of our imagination.

Tangled Knots…

“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer. Understanding the mystery behind attachment and detachment…

Attachment is often followed by detachment…creating a knotted mess which despite being tugged from all ends only tightens these uncomfortable knots even more.

Like the strong connection between the sun and the moon,

The calming effect on a baby as the mother croons.

The sound of the thunder after the lightening strikes,

Relief that spreads as one quenches his thirst and slowly revives.

There are mysterious connections like these that are hard to understand,

They are close to the heart and nothing can break their trance.

Their elements go hand in hand,

Creating a sense of attachment as strong as a silk strand.

They calm us give us a sense of security,

Their presence gives us strength and hope to face adversities.

Then what is it that causes a reversal to such feelings,

From complete attachment we reach a state of emotionless stirrings.

Is it the thought of hurting the one we love that draws us away,

Or is it the imaginary pain of supposed seperation which makes us push them away.

It feels like taking away a prized possession,

Making someone feel pain when all they offered to us was love and compassion.

Distance and detachment creates this void,

That no one addresses but sadly avoids.

Certain configurations are hard to figure out,

The more we dwell on them the more we seem to drown.

But everything seems to move in a cycle,

From young to old and life to death,

Everything completes its circle.

So does this mean that this too shall follow the same flow,

With the loved ones who we lost and let go.

Will one day we forget all that which led us apart,

Will one day we be the same as we were in the past…