Store owners beam and put their own face, person, livelihood behind their product, and with that, accountability, ownership, pride

Keywords: What We Are

in a season where isolation and independence have become the norm, even praised and celebrated, i want to lean hard on my place, my people, i want to depend on things to be there for me – the bread shop that opens every day until midnight, the aunty who sells the softest cotton sleepwear every sunday, the uncle who i know will be there, faithfully repairing shoes until he no longer can… in turn, they depend on (us/me), for their livelihood, purpose; and for both of us, we want each other, for the warmth, interaction, companionship.

https://raah.blog/2021/07/05/small-is-beautiful

I want is from “myself” and I expect is from “others”

Keywords: expectations , love , relationships

Just take a different approach here to maintain the relationship – for example: We love each other so deeply, there is no doubt – no trust issues and I still wait for his message or call, I still want him to see my all status and respond BUT now by replacing my thought process I just want THIS to happen and I stopped expecting this. Expectation means – other person has to do this else it will hurt us. And Want is mine own – other person is not responsible for this. The time we realize that its not the other person who is hurting us, its us/our feelings which is the cause of all this. Our mind became more relaxed and then we start appreciating whatever little or big things/gestures other person is doing/showing for us. We start value them more than before. Now, its only love, love and only love…

https://dilkigehrayionse.wordpress.com/2021/06/09/expectations