Living without Expectations!

We keep coming across people disappointed with some thing that did not happen as they wished. Its most common that people expect things to plan a better life, calling it ‘planning’. But, did you ever think of the other side of ‘expectation’ ? If not, this article might interest you, where, it says ‘Expectation is the Cause of Grief’. Not being negative. Yes, its true, and you would feel the fact once you read this article.

Here it goes…Expectation is wishing something to happen the way we think about it or expect it to be. Some call it planning. But, in fact, planning is entirely different from expectation. Planning things is okay to streamline the processes, but, if coupled with expectation, the end-result might disappoint you. Here, is where one should have to identify a thin line between the planning and expectation.

Planning involves scheduling things, but are you ‘very sure’ about ‘future happening’? In such case, if you had expected it to happen as you thought, then you would end up in grief, as it did not happen as you wished, which is attributed to ‘uncertainty’ over future. Its might be ‘you’ who planned it, but you can’t assure the future of anything. You might be confident in your expectation, but the result need not happen according to your expectation. So, focus only on the task (result is incorporated in it already) and not the result of it. Various factors decide the future(its a different topic).

So, ‘plan and start execution without thinking about the result,’ as the holy Bhagavadgita says.

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