Expectation = Disappointment

If you read my blog, you know that I regularly reblog posts that I find inspiring, poignant and that touch me personally.

I regularly coach my students to let go of expectation during asana, and embrace the process of yoga; to see the poses between poses.

It can be difficult on the mat, and even more difficult off of the mat, but expectation just sets us up for anxiety. No one can predict the future. All we have is now, so embrace now fully.

As the Lululemon Manifesto states, “the pursuit of happiness is the source of all unhappiness.”

Beautiful post.

The Pollen Path

Bear with me for this post, it follows on from my last post on letting go of expectations and I’m hoping it proves cathartic for me. Recently I upset a friend, I told her the truth about a situation and her reaction was not what I expected, it didn’t fit my framework of how an adult and a friend should react in that particular instance. To be completely honest, her reaction really disappointed me. If you read my last post you’ll be seeing a recurring theme here… I had an expectation, the reality was different and I ended up disappointed.

To say that this interaction has been playing on my mind would be an understatement and it got me thinking what exactly was it about my friend’s reaction that upset me. It wasn’t necessarily the reaction itself, it was more my history with this friend.

Yoga constantly teaches us to be in…

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2 thoughts on “Expectation = Disappointment

  1. Thanks for the reblog and the kind words Lisa. Letting go of expectation has definitely been a recurring theme in my life lately. Just when I think I’m making progress something comes up to remind me that this will be a life-long adventure and I just have to enjoy the ride 🙂 xx

  2. Pingback: Yoga is letting go of results | A Charmed Yogi

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