Having an agenda can be helpful or not so much, and it is not necessarily a bad thing (ask yourself whether or not your agenda for that moment is beneficial to you and then decide), but it IS something to be aware of!
It colours all of our interactions and it shapes our experiences, so when we can KNOW exactly what (or at least have a rough idea of what) our agendas in any particular situation may be, we can modify our reactions and directions at any given time if we choose to! This allows us to remain calmer, more centered and to become less entangled in circumstances and exchanges that may be MUCH different than they appear without the honest awareness of what WE PERSONALLY expect from them! We learn to find ways to fulfill OUR OWN expectations WITHOUT relying on others to do it for us! In short - we find TOTAL FREEDOM!!!!
Many times the agendas we act upon turn out not even to be our own, but instead are something we "picked up" somewhere, inherited, or just have (although we may not even know why). When we become aware of this, then we can see our own motivations, needs, expectations, etc, in much clearer detail and WHO doesn't want more of THAT in their lives!?!
The bottom line here is that AWARENESS CHANGES OUR PERSPECTIVES and with that shift come whole new and improved opportunities to navigate life, relationships and so much more!
So, if you just stop to listen, what's YOUR agenda trying to tell you?
Well, now that I have fulfilled my agenda of offering something I hope is helpful to the world today, I am off!
Have a wonderful day!!! Peace, love and many blessings!
Melinda Erin Whitehead! January 17, 2015.