I love the simplicity of it this illustration that shows us intention versus expectation. An expectation is all in your head. It’s a story that you were making up about how you think. The situation or event should unfold.
While intention is more about you setting a clear goal, and then taking inspired action, not just thinking about the action or dreaming about the action, but truly taking a step into the action when prompted by spirit. When we set an intention, we often times can step into expectation by saying this is how it should happen, or this is what it should look like, instead of simply setting the intention and letting the universe fulfill its function of how, and bringing all the cooperative components together in order for that which you are intending to be giving you.