We all know that expecting life to always turn out the way we want is guaranteed to lead to disappointment, because life will not always turn out the way we want it to.

Even though we know that, deep inside we still expect people and situations to be and happen the way we think it should be.

When those unfulfilled expectations involve the failure of other people to behave the way you expect them to, the disappointment also involves resentment.

Resentment is a process where we repetitively replay feelings of hurt and the events that led up to it. We go through the event in our mind, but we do not just think of the facts – we also relive all the feelings associated with it again and again.

This repressed negative emotional energy can affect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Hidden or unexpressed feelings become frozen into the structure of our body.

We feel stuck.

Let go of expecting people to be a certain way just because you are, not only release others from your expectations – but most importantly you free yourself.

Sometimes instead of acknowledging that we are disappointed, it is often easier to turn the blame elsewhere. When things do not go as planned, it is natural to feel negative and to focus on what we are missing out on. With this mindset, it is no surprise to end up feeling irritated or let down.

But what if you choose to change our perspective?

One of the best ways to let go of expectations is to look at how you frame them in the first place. Too often we set ourselves up for disappointment before we even begin.

This week try to identify when and how you are already creating stories in your mind, expecting people and situations to respond according to your perspective. See if you can let go of controlling the outcomes, choosing to find peace with what is instead of forcing what is not.