“I make a distinction between standards and expectations with respect to relationships. Expectations only serve to hamper us, unless what we are expecting is something that someone has agreed to give. If they haven’t, then our expectations will only impede the possibility of genuine connection. But standards—for example, to be met with a certain degree of kindness and attunement—serve us well in all forms of relationship, ensuring that we do not forget how we wish to be related to. When we drop our expectations, possibilities open up. When we drop our standards, trouble often follows.”
~ Jeff Brown (~a quote from ‘Spiritual Graffiti’)
I see Jeff Brown’s quotes on FB. He has some brilliant things to say. I will share the ones that resonate deeply with me.