What are you
To expect disappointment
Is to be disappointed
Before anything disappointing
If you hesitate
You”ll miss out
On the joy
Your thoughts aren’t hidden. They show in your face, your attitude, your words, and your behaviors.
To neglect to anticipate anything positive and exciting makes the future look boring. Anticipating happiness and joy makes you happy and joyful now.
Every human heart contains both good and evil. For a happy life, we need to struggle to activate the one and overcome the other. Any society that continually trains people to deactivate their conscience will eventually collapse into chaos.
When your thoughts start going in a bad direction, interrupt them before they bog you down. The thoughts that you often repeat in your mind active your emotions. Changing your thinking will gradually change how you feel.
Your mind follows what you feed it. Your emotions follow the evaluations your mind makes. Desires, when obeyed, grow stronger. When consistently resisted they weaken.
When I anticipate good reactions from people, I behave differently toward them than if I anticipate bad reactions. When I anticipate kindness and goodwill, people are almost always nice to me.
Humans are built to connect with each other, heart-to-heart, with kindness and compassion. The lack of such connection creates much loneliness and despair. Our imaginings and assumptions about other people often cause us more pain than reality.