Continuing on discussing Why Our Loved Ones Cause Unhappiness, we move on to the next category, Expectations. I have recently released the podcast episode that is recently recorded and provides more content than originally covered in the group meeting.
Expectation is a two-sided sword really, it can hurt others and it can hurt us. And, when we do not use this sword properly, we end up hurting more and more. Needless to say, we need be very careful in our expectations as it has the ability to shape our actions and perception about things and people around us. More importantly, expectations play a huge role in how we feel about our lives and it can hugely influence our experiences, irrespective of the reality. It is absolutely critical to understand that perception shapes our experiences and responses.
Expectation overshadows the reality, you don't experience the reality, you experience your perception of that reality.
7 Expectations that influence our loves ones to cause unhappiness
Your own expectations with people around you
Expectations without understanding the impact
Expectations and Actions based on incorrect information
Expectations that do not acknowledge the need for the change or growth