So much of our misery is caused by our expectations. We probably learned this when a child. A birthday is coming and we are expecting our very first bicycle, but the birthday passes and we did not get the bike. Now we are feeling disappointed, we feel let down . . . and so the journey toward angst begins! So may people set themselves up to be disappointed, over and over, and get angry and bitter as a result.
That very first childhood disappointment can set the scene for so much more anger, so many more disappointments. Why? Because we are the creators of our life – in denial. The expectation is not the problem, it is our attachment to the outcome that is the problem. If we expect something really nice to happen, but nothing eventuates, and we simply shrug, thinking, ‘Ah well, it is as it is,’ there is no attachment, no anger, no disappointment. Easy, huh?
To avoid life’s many disappointments, constantly and consciously . . . choose Love!