The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.~Albert Einstein
Expectations can cause emotional disturbances, especially when, as Einstein suggests, nothing is done to change them. The old saying, “Expect the worst and hope for the best” is also a famous bit of good advice, because it scales down expectations, perhaps a bit too pessimistically, to counter our demands that life must happen in a way that we expect it to. In my recent released book, Awaken Your Godly Brain, I devote a whole chapter (Chapter 9) to dealing with expectations. Everyone, that I have ever known, wants inner peace and no one wakes up in the morning and says to themselves, “I wonder how many nutty expectations I can impose on the world today so that I can suffer from emotional turmoil!” However, that is precisely what we do to ourselves when we generate emotional disturbances.
Avoiding the “Hot Spots” of the Holidays
As Einstein suggests, we can do something different to avoid upsets. If a certain person or situation is likely to push your buttons, move your body to a different location so that you have no contact with that person or that situation.Read More