We are in an abusive relationship with the future

It’s the truest natural law of the universe. 

The more we expect, the less we receive. 

That’s what happens when we build up a future pleasure in our minds to an unrealistic level. 

Whatever the actual event is, it’s bound to be disappointing. 

Here’s a helpful quiz to find out just how addicted to expectation you really are. 

Do you control situations so that they come out the way you want? 

Do you try to force the direction your life should take? 

Do you get trapped in thoughts about what should be coming to you? 

Do you like to manipulate life into granting you all of your desires? 

Do you become angry at objects for not doing what you expect them to do? 

Do you start feeling sorry for yourself when you don’t get what you want? 

We’re all guilty at some level. Very few of us can live at complete peace with whatever the future brings. 

But once you learn to have a firm footing in reality, which can only come from breathing and staying present and emptying your mind of expectation, you can live at peace with whatever the future brings. 

Reality can’t fall short of your anticipation, because you’re too busy being bottled in the moment. 


Are you in an abusive relationship with the future?
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Scott Ginsberg

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Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  



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