We place so much hope and emphasis on someone, something, an event, a new direction, whatever we latch onto in the exterior world, to change our life, expending huge amounts of energy building expectation, only to be disappointed. We do not look within ourselves to be responsible for our life.
Only we can change our life, as our life unfolds within us and that is what we and we alone control. We choose, we think, we act, we let go.
Expectation of others and other things only leads to disappointment and then suffering within.
We change the world from within ourselves.
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.