“Expectations are just labels we project into the future and they are…a recipe for disaster. When we tell ourselves, ‘Oh, it will be so good if this happens,’ the consequence of this type of thinking is that if it doesn’t happen, we will not feel good. And if it does happen, wonderful! We’ll be happy for a moment, until, of course, the next time life doesn’t live up to our expectations. Our expectations have us riding on the outside rime of the wheel, just reacting to life. When it’s good, we are up; when it’s bad, we are down. It’s as simple as that.
In order to find lasting happiness and fulfillment, we need to get off that crazy ride. We need to let go of expectations. When we can truly accept that concept, thereby releasing our need to control everyone and everything, we are finally able to relax and find some peace! What an awful lot of effort and energy it has taken all these years to try to control our lives. Let it go. See what happens. Have fun and just roll with it.”
Annemarie Greenwood and Marissa Campbell, in “LIFE: Living in Fulfillment Every Day”
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