We always expect something. Mostly unconsciously. We are almost always disappointed.
But expectation in itself isn’t to blame. You can expect something and not be disappointed.
But mostly the expectation goes like it: it should, I know, they promised, it is how it goes… etc.
If and when you can take responsibility that you are expecting something, then you own that expectation and it doesn’t own you. It doesn’t jerk you around. Doesn’t put blinders on you. It doesn’t encourage you to do nothing, the miracle (or whatever) will come.
It will leave you powerful. Like the old man expected God to provide, but he didn’t stop looking for opportunity and act on them.
Got it? I hope so.
Unfulfilled expectations are the train wreck of a passive mind.