Today’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday episode is about accepting people and circumstances as they are. One of the hardest things we do, whether we know it or not, is letting go of our expectations. When people don’t react the way we anticipate them to, we’re often disappointed. Easily, this becomes one of the most subconscious cycles of our lifetime.
Often, we’re not consciously aware of what’s taking place, until we begin to question why we put ourselves in similar circumstances that begin to show a pattern. We have expectations when it comes to the relationships in our lives and until we understand that we don’t have the power to change other people, we carry new expectations into the following scenario. But when we realize that we can’t change other people, we also realize that we’re not responsible for individuals behavior, which is a huge weight that is lifted off our shoulders. The only thing we have control over is what we do. Our intentions should be one of the primary things we focus on because it’s a key indicator of what our next step should be. Our intentions also tell an authentic story that can lead to revelations and self-awareness.
As an example, if an individual’s intention is to forgive someone because they seek peace in their heart, rejection or indifference won’t disturb that peace. However, if our intention is to forgive because we expect reconciliation, pain will ensue if the outcome doesn’t match the image we had in our mind. Expecting people to behave, react or be a certain way is pain we cause ourselves. You can’t change other people, therefore, focus on being the best version of yourself and allow what’s meant to be part of your journey to happen naturally.
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