Most of us have preconceived ideas and expectations as to how things should work out. We plan the whole thing, have everything wrapped up in pretty little boxes with a bow on top. We are ready... and then the truth rears it's ugly head, and it is nothing like we expected. Disappointed doesn't nearly describe the feeling we experience.
"Expectation is the root of all heartache." William Shakespeare
Life will go on... and so will the expectations. This is a hard one to get over, at least it was for me. We project our ideas on to everything, it seems; from events to purchasing a home. We have the house decorated before we even have the mortgage approval. We feel we have control if we have it all 'set up' in our minds, if we know how it will turn out.
We project expectations onto our partners, our kids etc. We want them to do, be or say what we want them to do, be or say. And again with the disappointment. At some point we have to realize that they are who they are, and they will do, be or say what THEY want to do, be or say. And, of course, the same goes for any situation, it is what it is. Are you confused yet?
Although it may be difficult to just let go of all the expectations surrounding any given situation; once you accept it as it is and let it play out, there is no more drama or disappointment. So, surrender to what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be.
Life will have it's ups and downs and your job is to just go with the flow, and enjoy your time here on this planet. The world was set up by a higher power than you, so it will continue to spin, even if you let go.
Que sera sera, what will be, will be. That's life.