“If you tell someone that you are about to stick their hand into a bucket of scalding water, but instead you plunge the hand into ice water, most people will cry out as if the water was hot.” ~Deepak Chopra
Expectations can mess you up!
Think of a conflict you’ve had. If you look carefully at it, you’ll likely discover that the real cause of your conflict was your expectations. And while you may believe that you’re interacting with another person, you’re actually interacting with your own expectations. In this way, expectations get in the way of solutions.
And they’re everywhere. Our personal reality is built on expectations. Stalk them. Identify them. Make them conscious. Then let them go.
Eschew expectations, and you may be able to build your personal reality on curiosity and appreciation and wonder.