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.
When we seek to the exterior world for anything, whether it’s help, attention, love, kindness or any form of fulfilment, it is because we are not at peace within.
Seeking to others only exacerbates the situation, as we not only place a burden to others for our own internal lack, additionally, we increase disappointment levels within when others undoubtedly fail to meet our needs and expectations.
If we focus on creating our own fulfilment within, which means letting go of our ego and mind streams of repetitive negative thought patterns, then we only rely on our own soul for joy and contentment.
We learn to just be.
Our natural conscious state of being, in this present moment, is always peaceful within and we lack nothing or desire nothing from others. We are truly ourselves and at peace within.
We can of course gain joy and help or whatever from others, but if we are at peace within first, then there is no burden on others and no expectation that will only lead to disappointment.
Peace within brings our joy and light to ourselves and those we encounter.