The Itchy Feeling of Expectations
Ascended Master Buddha
Expectations are like a bug or a virus. It gets under our skins and it causes us to scratch. It leaves an itch that can't be satisfied.
Expectations cause us to suffer by playing tricks upon our brain.
Let's take an example of a typical expectation.
A man has an expectation of receiving a certain amount cash for selling a used vehicle.
What he eventually sells the vehicle for, however, is several hundred dollars below his expectations.
This makes the man mad.
Meanwhile, a second man sells an identical car for an identical price and he is happy with the transaction. This other man had no expectations.
He was happy with whatever amount he was to receive.
The first man was so mad he kicked the car in the tire and hurt his foot.
The second man was so happy, because of no expectations, he decided to treat himself to something fun. He went to join a ballroom dancing class and found there the love of his life.
The first man, now with a sore foot, had mentally spent the expected amount and now must go through the sad task of deciding what to delete from his list.
What is the difference between these two men?
What is the practical advice for you today?
Live life with no expectations - unless you desire a sore foot and a sad afternoon.
Be Your Own Fountain of Happiness.
Message from Jesus Christ.
How many of us have had these types of thoughts?
"If only I were in a relationship with that person would I be happy."
"If only I made more money would I then be happy."
"If only I were not in this job would I be more happy."
"If only I had a new car would I be happy."
"If only I had more time would I be happy."
While it is quite natural to want to improve your lot in life with more comfort and more pleasant companionship, I suggest to you that you can make yourself more happier right now instead of putting it off by waiting for certain situations to occur.
Would you be interested in being more happy right now?
Here is pratical advise for sustaining more happiness right here and right now - just let go of all your expectations right now!
Do you have an expectation that your children will be as neat and tidy as you? Let it go. Children are messy. To hold them to adult rules only makes the holder of the rule unhappy - that would be you.
Do you have an expectation that you will arrive at a certain destination by a certain time? Let it go. You can't control traffic. Having an expectation with elements that are not under your direct control is to invite frustration and stress into your life.
Do you have an expectation that certain people in your life will treat you in a certain way or say certain things to you? Let it go! You can't control what other people say and do. It is not realistic and creates unneeded sadness in your life.
Do you have career expectations tied to your age? Let it go. Holding yourself to fantasies and expectations will make you miserable. You are meant to live here now, not according to some rule you invented when you were twelve.
Let go of all these expectations and you will immediately find yourself in a happy place.
Every day, Archangels, Jesus, or Ascended Masters dictate to C Louis Osburn words of Wisdom from the Heavenly Realms that are filled with Love and Light. Drink in this Wisdom and find yourself lifted to a better place with your True Self living a joyous life from the Heart.