Monday, February 4, 2013

DISAPPOINTMENT


Day 3

Note: The photo should not be taken as a representation of the title of this blog post ;-)

The food adventure for the day, nothing new, but a good replay, is oatmeal with blueberries and walnuts. Great start to the day with superfood and good things.

Disappointment came as the "word" of the day - the "inspiration piece" - after randomly choosing from a list of emotions. Defined in the dictionary: the state of being defeated in expectation or hope. 

Life certainly hands out many lessons in disappointment. Like the funny little quote, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." There are days when dropping the disappointment of the day into a the juicer and squeezing the daylights out of it might be an appropriate activity. May have to give that a whirl.

Growing up a people pleaser, middle child, turned recovering co-dependent, disappointment has colored my days in challenging ways. Disappointing those I love is not at the top of my list. Disappointing my parents may have started from the day I was born.  Unfortunately, I can also recall not wanting to disappoint total freaking strangers, which luckily I see now as totally over the top. The most intense disappointment, however, is measured in disappointing oneself.  
Having goals - expectations - can work for an against you, depending on what you do with them. If spun in a negative way, it's easy to slip into the role of being your own worst enemy. Being unsupportive, unkind, critical .... really? Would you treat your best friend that way? Why would you treat yourself that way? Go easy. 

In Eben Alexander, M. D.’s, book, Proof of Heaven, A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, he shares some similar learning’s with Moorjani. Specifically, he encounters a girl (read: angel) who beams three main lessons into his awareness multiple times.

1. “You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever.”
2. “You have nothing to fear.”
3. “There is nothing you can do wrong.”

Breathing those words in. Working to make them stick. A new way of looking at the world. My world. My inspiration.

Oatmeal with Blueberries and Walnuts

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