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.

There isn’t an answer

By Philip Dodson

The less we know, the happier and more peaceful we can be.

The human mind is obsessed with having to know, needing an answer, a definitive…yet knowing doesn’t always bring peace or joy and the pain of not knowing causes suffering too. The more we seek certainty through answers, the more suffering we cause ourselves as the beauty of life is the uncertainty of this moment and what we can choose to do or not. If everything was certain, then there is no life.

Better to accept that there does not have to be answer, we do not need to know. Be happy and grateful for all that is and do not waste moments or a life wondering what the answer is…accept that for many things, there isn’t answer.