Reflection: Expectations & the Counterweight of Possibility

 

The world feels populated with billions of expectations, shimmering in the very air around us. The weight of these invisible expectations congeals before us and leave our passage muted with barely a ripple in our wake.  Whether unspoken or shouted aloud, expectations gather around us like meerkats on an anthill, poking heads up and around to see what’s happening, who’s involved, and how we measure up.

 

However, there remains a counterweight to the pressure of those crowding expectations.  Sometimes, it takes a moment or two for it to come into focus.

 

But it does.

 

And when the counterweight of possibility takes shape in our lives, it remains with us like the warm sunshine on a cold day, warming us with gentle, steadfast presence.

 

Links:

 

HelpGuide, a nonprofit mental health and wellness website, provides evidence-based information for a broad spectrum of issues, concerns, and circumstances: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/dealing-with-uncertainty.htm

 

Interpersonal Communication and Resilience during COVID-19 Chaos, published March 26, 2020 by Maria Ventis, Associate Professor at Purdue (last accessed 09/23/2020) https://cla.purdue.edu/academic/communication/blog/interpersonal-communication-and-resilience-during-covid-19-chaos/

 

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