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Samantha Sommers Journal

Samantha Sommers Journal

Let Go of Expectations and Find Happiness

Expectations can ruin a perfectly good time.

Letting go of expectations can seem to be an impossible feat. Though, once emotion is taken out of a situation and one is able to look clearly at it, it is easier to let go of things that can tarnish a great situation.

In life, the only thing you are truly responsible for is yourself. It is important to act in accordance with universal laws and truths and to always practice the golden rule. It is also important to recognize other souls’ importance and not to only focus on yourself. ;Being responsible for your own actions and your own personal growth is of extreme importance, though should not be done at the expense of others.

Sharing intimate time, actions, and words with another leaves us vulnerable. If you find yourself in a safe arena, it is easy to want to give others deeper bits of yourself. This can only happen and be beneficial if both partners are willing to give and receive with eloquence and grace and reciprocity.

If you wander through the days without expecting anyone to make you happy or whole, you’ll be much better off. When there is an empty spot in your soul, it is wiser to fill it with more of yourself; to fill it up with passion. Whether your passion comes in the form of another individual or it arrives packaged in a hobby you enjoy, filling yourself up at the station of positivity will fuel all of your endeavors.

Meeting happy people can have a profound effect on your daily operations. When you witness pure joy or hear tales of pleasure, please take the time to absorb. Being a sponge is okay if you are absorbing peace and abundance of spirit. Make sure you are able to recognize when the time to absorb goodness is.

Expecting others to do your work for you will leave you feeling exasperated, frustrated, and looking for someone to blame your unhappiness on. Expecting others to make you happy or whole or to ‘save you’ is futile and dangerous. In order to be strong and persevere on your journey, you have to do the work it takes to have the correct mindset.

It is great to expect to be treated with kindness, dignity, respect, and love…though it is not okay to expect someone to change the tune of the song of your heart. Change comes only when there is a willing participant of life who knows that it will not be easy to alter the course of their path. An arduous task at times, though it’s rewards are vast. If you stay focused on betterment and have a “onward and upward” attitude, you can truly take flight and soar.

They say “what screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be”.

What if you let go of your expectations and just accept what is? What if the only expectations you have are in accordance with your own struggles and goals and not as a hanger to place resentment on another? Acceptance is another of life’s great rewards.

In many religions, people seek a zen state. Whether or not you believe in a higher power, surely you believe in peace of mind. A zen state can be found in letting go of people, places, and things that do not serve you. Expectation seems to be the ugly cousin of resentment…banish them from your kingdom.

I think you will find happier people surrounding you to help you create happier days and ways.

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