When we do something to gain attention from others, we take away the joy of doing and we place a burden on others. We are full of expectation, which, of course, leads to disappointment.

If we do simply for the joy of doing something there is no expectation, no disappointment and no burden.

Joy is pure and simple and we can all experience it now and whenever we choose.

Burden free

When we place expectation on ourselves and others, we place a burden and the greater the expectation, the greater the burden and the greater the disappointment for us when we or others do not meet the expected level.

Equally, when we do something with a motive attached, say we open the door solely to look good and then expect a ‘thank you’ only to be disappointed by not getting it. We do things with strings attached.

If we act from our soul, from our feelings, and we simply be, then we suffer no burden within or disappointment. We equally spare the burden for others too. If we set no expectation of ourselves and others, we are free.

Just doing what we feel without anything attached is the best way to enjoy a guilt, an expectation and a burden-free life.