There is some magnetic effect in this particular word that makes it immediately likeable ‘‘EXPECTATIONS” . We are strong, with rock solid convictions, perfectly carved out future, dwelling in a blissful present, neatly ambled out from past reminiscent.
Well yeah! That’s the outer cloak that we all put on display. A little sneak peeks inside and bah! We all are weaklings, looking for anchors. With quite an ease, subconsciously though, we dwell in array of expectations. I can very aptly say that we all admire or scrutinize our self-worth’s reflection in the mirror of expectations. Once this image shatters, our eyes starts wincing with piercing pain, and lets not talk about this silly frail heart who is always ready to give up, and collapse at any given chance.
Last night I was conversing with my friend,who was totally shattered, as his safety net of expectations was torn apart ( so he assumed). I tried to preach him (well we all are real good preachers when it comes to educate others). I asked him to strut in this world sans the crutches of expectations. My adorably top notch preaching were (big time fake I can get at times just to pull my friends out of the blind well of agony) “My friend! the only rescue from this pain is, do not expect anything from anyone. If something glides your way, well you will be excitingly happy and if your fist is empty by the end of the day you wont be hurt coz you never expected anything anyways”. Hmm... seems nice to hear these lines but how often can we overrule this inevitable part of our lives?. Being humans can we really cut off this emotion? Expectations are the basic foundation of any relationship. Its not important whether they are unkempt, cherished, prioritized or just dismissed by the beholder. The point is, these are the chains that tie us all together. Unless we dream we cant breath life to our fantasies. Unless we aspire we can’t paint our future vibrant. And unless we expect we neither can dream nor can we aspire …
The only fact we all need to realize is not to neglect the thin line separating expectations from dependence. Expect but do not depend on others to soak you with sunshine, expect but do not depend on others to pave your way and most importantly expect but do not depend on others to paste smile on your face.. Its our life, we are graced mortals, we need to take control of reigns and gallop around with high spirits. Expect that once you win this game they will applaud and sing praises for you but do not depend on their claps to kick start the life’s unending race..
Expectations are divine; but don't make them allied guidance turning you feeble..
Never put a relationship on pedestal
Keep a tab on those soaring high expectations
Dependency, continuous analysis plays rough
Over scrutiny jeopardizes the insinuations
It may leave us with mind numbing reliance
In no time we will be hurling with in boundaries
We end up making someone our pillar of strength
Thereby infusing them with all our energies
To discover our inner force
Lets abolish reliance and stop clinging for support
Let the force transmute weakness into courage
Though propelled alone, our battles will be fought
Past empiricism is evident
Whenever pushed beyond limits
We rescued ourselves emerging as a fighter
The experiences are proof enough
Challenges couldn’t dampen our spirit
Though alone but we always evolved as an igniter
Just give it a try and you will realize
Your spirit was waiting for that inner call
Though lone voyage may be marred by ordeals
Trust me it wouldn’t be that difficult after all