What we are seems weird only because of expectations, our habit of taking ourselves to be a human being, an object in the world with identities and roles.
From within awakening, it looks different. Here, what is weird is that we (temporarily) take ourselves to be just that, and can stand to live with all that comes with it. (Reactivity, isolation, a closed view and heart, a lack of trust in existence.)
The quote above especially made an impression on me, maybe because it is something I have explored on my own lately.
When I have an expectation, I have a plan. I have a plan for how it will turn out, and I may either interpret what happens so it fits my expectation, or act so it is more likely to happen – to the extent it can at least.
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