What we resist, will persist . . .
"If ever there was a suggestion that was easier said than done, this would be it. Expectations are a part of life and seem to be ingrained in our thinking. However, if you can lessen your expectations (even a little bit) about how things are supposed to be, and instead open your heart to what is, you’ll be well on your way to a calmer and much happier life.
The truth is, our expectations are responsible for a great deal of grief and stress. We expect something to be a certain way or a person to behave in a certain way and it doesn’t happen—so we get upset and bothered, disappointed, and unhappy. Since life is rarely exactly the way we would like it to be, or the way we expect it should be, we end up spending a great deal of time let down or disappointed, constantly wishing life were different than it is. Then, rather than seeing our own part in the process, we continue to blame life and our circumstances for our stress and frustration.
By letting go of some of our expectations, we are able to enjoy more of life the way it is and struggle less with the way we would rather it be."
Richard Carlson, Ph.D., "Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family"
Mindcraft Weekly Podcast
People often have such a difficult time with letting go of old injury and wrong-doing, not realizing what a gift forgiveness is to the self. Much of the reason is
because they believe this justifies the wrong-doer's action when it absolutely does
not. They are also often unaware of the detriments of hanging onto grudges, anger, and resentments, not realizing that we only have so much emotional energy in one day. By residing in this pain from the past we voluntarily surrender our destiny, the fullness of all who we were meant to be. By letting go, we reclaim our power . . .
Have a Mindful Day !!!
Kimberly Quinn, Ph.D.
Wizard of Well-being
Well-being & Success-SADI
Cupboard Next to the Stairs (Joyce 202)