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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Day 1345

Expectation - Noun
A strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future.
A belief that someone will or should achieve something.

The Gita says that one should do their tasks without having any expectations. Humans have a tendency of expecting outcomes. It could be with trying for jobs, studies, sports, business deals or relationships. And people, if they face disappointments, when they don't get their desired outcomes, get disheartened, hurt. Some become numb. Some sensitive people get depressed. While some even more gentle and sensitive souls commit suicide. I was watching a crime show based on real life incidents where a person fell in love with a tele-marketer on a phone call and despite pursuing her(Without having even ever met her in person) couldn't take rejection and committed suicide. Was the root cause of suicide, the girl ? I would say root cause was expectation. Over the last 2-3 weeks, i have been through quite an emotional roller coaster ride. While till yesterday, finally things were looking good on a personal front and with some much awaited deals happening, all of a sudden today morning, i get a premonition. I got a weird dream and i wake up with a feeling that i am going to hear some unpleasant news on a personal front. And i did get to hear. I will not like to go in to details because there is some level of confidentiality of certain individuals concerned. But here is the thing i have seen, time and again. Just do not have any expectations. From anyone or anything. You Can be a good person but that will not guarantee you favorable results. You can be a kind person but that will not give you any assurance whether the the results of the work that you do will be kind. So what does do in these circumstances ?
A person that i follow a lot on facebook - Nithya Shanti has this to say:-

I will tell you what I do in such situations. It may not make logical sense, but it has always worked for me... 

When things are falling apart, when there is nothing to do, then let them fall apart, and do nothing!

This may seem like the worst kind of advice you can get, 
but trust me, it is actually the best. What it means is that we surrender, we let go, we admit that we can't figure it out and we accept our situation as it is instead of struggling 
with it every moment of every day.

And this is where there is a space, an opening for miracles to enter our life. But don't even expect any miracle. Let go, drop it, put down your burden and allow the greater intelligence of life to support and guide you. 

Actually this is not "your life". This is just life. Let life take care of itself. Focus on what is right in your life and do your best to be present with every experience. The rest will take care of itself.

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