The wound may not be your fault, but the healing is your responsibility.
Often, we are emotionally hurt because our expectations weren’t met.
We expected that something would happen, and because our expectations aren’t met, we feel disappointed, hurt, resentful.
Life becomes easier when we let go of the expectation that people owe us anything or are obligated to act in ways we want them to.
There are times when we need to hold people to a set standard, but when you learn to question the expectations you have of the people in your life to see if your expectations are actually justified, you learn to shift focus from being dependent on how people treat you, to how you treat people.
Today's Treat Yourself is all about questioning our own expectations and increasing our self-awareness.
You'll find it in the audio file above. Don't forget to click the 'completed' button when you're done.
What ease of mind you gain from not looking at what your neighbour has said or done or thought, but only at your own actions, to make them just, reverential, imbued with good!
Marcus Aurelius (Meditations, Book 4.18)