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Would you love to be able to navigate all the uncertainty with much more ease and grace?  Is that even possible considering everything that’s happening in the world?
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Lately I found myself thinking about expectations a lot.

I hear people saying that they are working towards having no expectations. My initial reaction was feeling astounded. Later I was impressed, when I heard statements like: “I have no, really no, I mean zero expectations.” Many questions crossed my mind. How do you do this? Why is that so important to not have expectations? For how long have you been practicing it? The responses sounded mostly very similar: “If I don’t have expectations, I can’t be disappointed. I’m open to the situations. I’m open to change. I’m flexible. I go with the flow. I feel free.” All sounds good and intriguing to me! I thought: I want that, too.

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Got your attention didn’t I?  I bet you had no idea that probably everyday you are not showering alone.  How often do you find yourself doing daily tasks and routines and realizing your mind is thinking about something else,  other people, places or things that have happened?
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Imagine four different scenarios in which you are asked, “Tell me about yourself”. First is a job interview; the second, striking up a conversation with someone you will sit next to for a six-hour plane ride; the third, a first date; and the fourth, meeting a long-lost recently rediscovered cousin. How do we pick which personal narrative to “feature”? Is there a commonality – a “go-to” theme which occurs in all of them, or are they radically different?
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