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Release Your Expectations

You always assisted a colleague in finishing his project on time, but the one time you asked him for a favour, he refused. You reached home tired and expected your young child to behave well, but he threw tantrums the entire evening. Are these situations familiar or have you been in similar situations and wondered Why can’t people meet simple expectations? Why can’t they be my way?

➤Our 𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐬, 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬, 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 are different. So we cannot always act in the same way as others, irrespective of our authority, role, or responsibility. It also doesn’t matter how simple and right our expectation is. Release expectations from everyone – family, friends, colleagues, society…. Let us be our way, accepting everyone as they are.

➤𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭, 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐞, 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 & 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐩𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐟 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. Let us drop from the belief expectations are normal and experiment with acceptance is normal. It helps us remain emotionally stable in every situation and have harmonious relationships.

➤No two individuals can think, speak, or behave identically. Yet we routinely wonder – How can he be like this? or Why did she say that? The load of such futile thoughts and expectations blocks our energy of love and peace. Let us remember that our state of mind has no connection with anyone or anything outside of us. Sit back and program your thoughts and feelings about other people.

➤Do not succumb, do not hit back, do not expect, do not blame, do not complain. You take charge of your inner state and choose your response. You come out of impulsive, auto-pilot reactions to people’s behaviors. Your acceptance that people are different, sustains your happiness and influences them positively.

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Message for Today

"Become Light by Forgiving"

"Become Light by Forgiving"

Even if there is a temporary feeling of negativity, if I am able to forget the mistakes of others and forgive them, I am able to be free from negative feelings. I am able to be light and free from the burdens of the past interactions with them. So I find myself successfully able to deal with others, whoever they may be.

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