The more that our internal narratives are governed by words like should and deserve and entitle and demand, the more that dissatisfaction courses through our veins.
Language is just that powerful of a lever. It’s the primary mechanism that pegs our sense of happiness to expectation, to the anticipation of what we think the world owes us because of who we are and how hard we worked and how much we wanted it.
For this reason, some startup must invent an inbox plugin that warns you when you start writing emails using expectation based language.
Expecto would be a gentle but useful tool for building awareness of how you produce unnecessary stress for yourself through your attachments and their subsequent disappointments. This browser feature will help you step away from contingent living by using language that doesn’t deny what is, but rather, accepts that there is, and never was, control over anything in the first place.
And now instead of living your life with fear and anxiety wringing out your spine, you can soak in the possibility of finding freedom from the tyranny of expectation. Now instead of the suffering of living in bondage to your insatiable desire, you can forgive reality for being what it is and actually have gratitude for the joy of living.
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Where do you feel most burdened by the weight of expectations?* * * *
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