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Expect | Lars Toomre

Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Expect

Al-Anon Wisdom on Expectations

The higher the expectations, the lower the serenity. I try to keep my boundaries high, my expectations low, and my heart open.

Thought for Today: See Heaven

Sunny day at base of the mountains of Grand Teton National Park

"Hell is other people," so said Sartre. What a way to start the day! If this is our perception of others, even if it is just one other, then we can expect both the people and the day to be hell. We all know how fast expectations can become self-fulfilling prophecies. We seem to forget that other people are always in two places at once — out there and in our heads. And if we decide others are hell we therefore create hell for ourselves in our own heads. So let's do a little work, not too much, and transform our own vision. What do you prefer hell or heaven? When heaven is other people we will know our transformation is complete. Remember, everyone has a little piece of heaven inside their heart. Have you found yours? If not then start in your head, practice perceiving heaven in other people and let the day be heavenly. You will be amazed what comes out of your heart when you make this little effort with your head.

True Meaning Of Life Is To Plant Trees

Blonde American actress and model Melissa Ordway wearing a grey jacket

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

Son of Canadian immigrant from Ireland who wrote affectionately of his father

Far Too Many People Expect Little

Brunette beauty Brittany Sharp poses as Miss Georgia USA 2103

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.

Thought for Today: Learn Not To Rush

Patience in spring plowing Going-to-The-Sun Road at Glacier National Park

When I find that I am expecting too much from myself, I have to remind myself that I will achieve what I have to when I pace myself in the proper way. Trying to do too much at one time will only leave me exhausted and will achieve little. I need to learn not to rush things, but to tackle each task with care. Patience leads to greater success in the long run.

Borrow Money From A Pessimist

Blonde Australian actress Abbie Cornish poses in a beige dress

Borrow money from a pessimist — they don't expect it back.

Thought for Today: I am Love

Fence and field near Grand Teton National Park

We seek it here, we seek it there, we look for love everywhere! We expect it to come to us, usually through another person. All our conditioning says it is something that happens to us. The mythology of our fables, legends and modern day entertainment industries say it is something we 'fall into'. And yet...and yet real love cannot be acquired, possessed or accumulated. It cannot be known when we think it comes from outside ourselves. The ultimate paradox is we are it. We are love. Each one of us is a source of love that has forgotten that 'love is what I am'. Say it now "I am love". Doesn't feel right does it? That's because its been so long since we knew and experienced ourselves in this true way. And yet we all know that the deepest trust and the purest love is known and experienced only when we give it, not take it. As we give love in whatever way is appropriate, we are the ones to experience it first, on the way out. Falling in love is impossible. It is only infatuation, obsession with an external object which appears to fill a gap in ourselves. As soon as the object or person is remembered when they are not present and when they do not need to be remembered, it is simply attachment which, if sustained, will become a dependency. And attachment and dependency are not love. But you already know that...don't you?

Thought for Today: The Spiritual Aspect Of Healthcare

Silence, pure thoughts and happiness contribute to healthy life near this lake

Silence, happiness, love and blessings are important aspects. Happiness leads to good health. It is only you who can give this medicine to yourself. Some bring illness to themselves through anger, greed, unfullfilled desires, expectations, suppression of feelings and relationships not based on true love. Look in your heart, you will know where your illness comes from. There are three ingredients for a long and healthy life: live with attention but without worry; use time in a worthwhile way; keep your thoughts pure, positive and filled with strength.

The Artist's Way Every Day - March 16th

Brunette beauty Aida Yespica displays her full cleavage leaning forward

Part of husbanding our talent lies in finding those who are generous enough to reflect us back as talented. Creativity flourishes in an atomsphere of acceptance. As we learn to number friends to our work among our friends, that work can strengthen and bloom. Believing mirrors are believers, first of all, in the basic good of life. Setting aside chic skepticism, they are upbeat and encouraging. They believe in the college try. What's more, they believe in trying again. They are realists. They expect good things, but they know good things take work. They assume you will do the work becuase your dreams are good and worthy. They will help you if they can. If could be argued that friendship is often the determining factor between a career that flourishes and one that languishes. We are responsible for choosing our friends.

Expectations Of Our Children

Blonde Carrie Jean Yazel is an American model who was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for May 1991

There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.

American writer, literary critic and editor for The New York Times (1920 - 1990)

Aim To Exploit To Be Trusted To Educate Us

Blonde beauty Lisa Matthews was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for April 1990

Can we truly expect those who aim to exploit us to be trusted to educate us?

Author of 2003 web article The Common Man

Dedication Is What One Can Give Others

Brunette American actress Mariska Hargitay speaking in a blue dress

Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others.

Guidance Provided by Source

Portrait of American brunette actress Angelina Jolie

When you are inspired to manifest anything remember this is your internal GPS (Guidance Provided by Source) telling you the Fact and Truth of your manifestation. Your job is to do nothing but simply follow the directions of your GPS and everyday be ready to do what is required of you that day. You're never given more than you can handle and your manifestation is guaranteed if you surrender your fearful expectations and let your GPS show you the way. This is what is meant when Lao Tzu said, "The Tao does nothing, yet leaves nothing undone.'

Author and polymath

The Artist's Way Every Day - October 8th

Blonde Australian singer-songwriter, pianist and actress, Delta Goodrem

Once we accept that creativity is a spiritual act, it doesn't seem like a far jump to expect such synchronicity to be at hand. The is a benevolent Something that is kindly toward ourselves and our art. The Great Creator is an artiist and loves other artists. The Divine does play a hand in what what it is we are making. We can consciously choose to invite divine participation. We can ask for and receive divine help and guidance. We do not need to to feel our dreams and God's will for us are at opposite ends of the table. We can consider the possibility that our dreams come from God and that God has a plan for their proper unfolding. When we seek daily spiritual guidance, we are guided toward the next step forward for our art. It will come to us as the hunch, the inkling, the itch. It will come to us as timely conversations with others. It will come to us in many ways — but it will come to us.

Raise Performance To Meet Your Expectations

Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.

Creator of wonderful The Daily Motivator website

Letting Go Of Everything That Is Not You

Brunette American actress and model Eva LaRue in coral dress

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you — all of the expectations, all of the beliefs — and becoming who you are.

Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine

Set Your Expectations High

Block letters spell out the word T R U S T

Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust.

Former Chairman and CEO of IBM Corporation (born 1934)

W. Somerset Maugham on Expectations

Poster entitled Defy Expectations with man running on water

It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

English dramatist and novelist (1874-1965)

Guidance of Synchronicity

Brunette model Alina Vacariu poses in a pink dress

I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.

The spiritual leader of Tibet

Expectations And Winning In Life

Blonde woman smiling

The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.