Have you ever noticed how expectations can lead you to being upset? Waiting for something in the mail, a vacation or a holiday pulls us into thoughts about what may or may not happen. We easily set our self up for confusion as thoughts circle around our hopes and fears. Living with awareness, we can find another way to be with expectation.
Once we acknowledge the presence of our hopes and fears, we can let them pass through the mind. Letting hopes and fears simply pass through the mind neutralizes their power over us. Then, we can be more open to whatever happens. If the mail brings good news or the holiday time is fun, you can fully experience your feelings of joy. And if you don’t get exactly what you want in the mail, on holiday, or on vacation, you can be aware-bringing flexibility, patience and compassion into whatever happens.
Not feeding fears and hopes allows you to be with what is in a loving way. And then your behavior is a gift to yourself and everyone you know.