Monday, February 11, 2013


"Expectation is the root of all heartache."  - William Shakespeare

Teaching yoga, I ask students to let go of expectations.  When I teach meditation classes I ask students to let go of expectations.  I tell myself constantly to let go of expectations.......why?
Because as we go about our day to day life, when we expect......most often life does not work out the way we expect it too.

When we give......of ourselves, our time, our talents, our money.....if we give expecting something in return, we might often be disappointed.  When we expect someone to act a certain way, we are setting ourselves up for heartache.

When we can learn to give, when we can learn to live......without expectations......our lives will be much more calm, more peaceful, happier.
Wow, Shakespeare knew yoga.


  1. Thanks for sharing form the wisdom of Shakespeare and yoga. So true about life and expectations. And so often what actually happens is better than what we planned or expected.

  2. Jilda, you are right on with this.
    I've been preaching this for a long time.

    Have a good day.


  3. You make me think of the saying "We plan, God laughs"!