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The Expectation of Others *How Ya Living?* (975 hits)

Are You Living at a Dependent Level or That of a Power Level?

When we are living at a dependent level we are living for the expectation of others; such as keeping up with what everyone else is doing. Our standards are preset by what society expects of us. Power living simply put means that we live not according to the validation of others. When we are living at a Power Level, our expectations are genuinely defined and specific just for our own life purpose. Self-definition is what fires up our expectation.

I recall as I was growing up, although I tried to live up to the expectation of others, I had difficulty adhering to what people expected of me. I was labeled as rebellious back then. Simply because I had to do things my way; even if others didn’t understand or accept it. It just didn’t feel right if I was not ‘Simply Bren’. This attitude of self-expectation got me in a lot of trouble in my young age…with my parents, my teachers and my friends. However, I had a few friends who respected me for who I was, for they too embraced self-expectation. To this day, I still embrace life at a ‘Power Level’.

As we live in the present, nourishing our minds with seeds of positive expectation, we are not harboring old feelings of negativity. Instead we are free from all of the baggage which would ultimately weigh us down in spirit. We are more open to receiving positive results for the present. We enjoy the precious moments of life, because we live outside the box.

The power in expectation is uniquely found within oneself; not in others. When we allow ourselves to dig deep, embrace that we are and our purpose in life…LIVING that purpose, we become a Breezy and Free spirit; filled with the Power from within. It is all part of a positive mental attitude.

Peace, Light and Consciousness!

©2008-bl This is Bren

“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”
~ Confucius
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Saturday, October 25th 2008 at 11:21AM
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Good message Sis. thank you, hugsss
Saturday, October 25th 2008 at 1:24PM
I don't think I am totally there yet Bren, but I am striving to be. Thanks for the blog.
Saturday, October 25th 2008 at 3:18PM
Jen Fad
Bonita: Thank you for appreciating sis. Hugs for you too lady.
Saturday, October 25th 2008 at 8:23PM
Jen: Granted there are some affairs of our lives we must meet the expectations of, i.e. our youth, our family, and our job…However, we must never forget Self-Definition. Remember, if we are not true to the expectations of self, it becomes difficult for us to be genuinely giving to others. Thanks for stopping by and sharing sis. Continue to embrace your true identity
Saturday, October 25th 2008 at 8:35PM
Irma: Your mother is a very wise woman indeed. It is important that any action we take we are able to respect ourselves afterward. That is a very good way to instill in our youth Positive Expectations. Continue to spread your light my dear. It is appreciated. Peace and Blessings to you and yours.
Sunday, October 26th 2008 at 9:28AM
I try to be as independent as possible, and I am working on instilling the same characteristics in my daughters. Keep spreading your light. I, for one, enjoy the glow.
Sunday, October 26th 2008 at 2:25PM
Soooooo Positive! I always learn from others...& taking a few notes never hurts at all! Terrific & inspiring blog!
Monday, October 27th 2008 at 10:13AM
EB: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this post dear. I am always blessed by your presence.
Monday, October 27th 2008 at 10:27AM
MISRAEL: Thank you so much for taking time to visit and comment on this post. It is true my friend; we do in fact learn from one another and I am so blessed to be a part of such a positive venue,sharing with you all. Your support and encouragement is truly appreciated. Peace and Blessings to you and yours.
Monday, October 27th 2008 at 10:33AM
You know Bren I can definitely relate to this post...
I use to live in the way others expected me to and it was by no means healthy or happy for that matter in my life.
Once I learned to love and appreciate the person I was as an individual it was then that I started the road to living Independently with the help and guidance of God.

I always look forward to your post they keep me on my toes and feeling refreshed and renewed about my choice to learn to love me and in turn I try to help others see the need to do the same.

Your light glows endlessly!!!

Tuesday, October 28th 2008 at 2:43AM
TaNisha Gray Juisee Da Queen
TaNisha: Thank you so much my beautiful sister for appreciating the share and the message in this post. I am truly blessed that you are moved in a positive way by what I share and your kind words.

Peace and Blessings dear, always.
Saturday, November 1st 2008 at 10:51AM
My mother taught me to make sure that after my actions taken that I had done something that I oould still be able to respect myself.this I passed on to my children.I am proud of the positives that we have brought to our lives and to the lives of others in our lives.
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