I’m sure you’ve probably heard the saying, ‘expectations are disappointments waiting to happen.’ Having expectations of others, ourselves or situations is a set-up for us. If what we are expecting doesn’t happen (which is usually the case) then we usually feel frustrated, angry, hurt, resentful or disappointed.
Take a moment and think about the thoughts you have when an expectation of yours isn’t met. Are they kind, supportive and empowering? My guess is no. If that’s true for you, THAT is what creates the feelings of frustration, anger, resentment or disappointment, NOT what actually happened. It’s our perception and what we say about ourselves or others in that unmet expectation that creates the suffering.
So what can we do to put the kibosh on the expectations? LET. THEM. GO. And bring yourself back to the comfort of the present moment. There are no expectations or disappointments in the present moment…
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