Expect the Unexpected

“Expect the unexpected” is the motto of the Experiment in International Living.

But, really, how do you feel when the unexpected clashes with the expected?

Our Plan.                 What Actually Happened

leaving home.     7:15.                       7:40

arriving at airport 8:45.                       9:35

plane departs.       10:10.                    10:35

arrive at DC.           11:40.                    12:25

depart for Tokyo.     12:20.

Depart for San Francisco.                       6:40

depart for Tokyo.                                     11:10 the next day

Arrive Bangkok.       11:45 P.m.                 11:45 p.m. The next day

Life is happening, not as we expected–or wanted. Yet, this is the way things are. Shall we fight against reality? Or shall we enjoy traveling and all the unexpected adventures?

 

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About cherylwilfong

Cheryl Wilfong teaches mindfulness meditation at Vermont Insight Meditation Center when she isn’t rearranging one of her 28 flower beds or tending her out-of-control vegetable garden. Master Gardener and mistress of metaphor, she delivers the Dharma into daily life in the garden.

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