According to Bhagavad Geeta, if expectations are not met, pain is inevitable. So does it mean that you should not keep expectations? If you want to deal with expectations in a better way, keep reading till the end.
What does expectation mean? It is a strong belief that a particular thing will happen. It is actually not wrong to expect certain things. We all are emotional beings who like to stay connected. The joint family system had prevailed for generations throughout India. With so many different religions and their festivals, it becomes pretty challenging not to expect anything from other people.
Family plays an influential role in anyone's life. We always expect from family members and vice-versa. The relationships we have is based upon these expectations. If we can eliminate expectations from these relationships, then we can live a more joyful life.
The origin of expectations is your mind. You cannot adjust yourself according to others as you are oblivious of what their mind is assuming. So to avoid expectations from others, you must free up your mind. To stay completely away from it, you have to follow the path of detachment. The problem lies within your mind. Accepting others as they are will definitely help you to get better results.
Steps to eliminate expectations from your life are...
1. Change yourself before trying to change the world. Analyse your habits, your actions before going deep into this world filled with lots of surprises.
2. There are certain flaws in every person. Try to change your perspective by seeing only the positives of others.
3. Stop comparing yourself with others. Everyone is different with different perspectives. Do what you like and enjoy your journey without any negativity.
4. Build relationships charged with a deep understanding. Try to improve yourself before trying to change people around you.