Memos to Myself:Notes for Future Ben

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Notes for Future Ben

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The Maze of Expectations

August 15, 20232 min read

Dear Reader:

Ever noticed how our hopes and wishes can sometimes turn into heavy clouds of disappointment? It's like we're expecting a sunny day, but suddenly, it starts raining on our parade.

Expectations—they can be tricky little things, can't they?

Think about it...

We create these mental pictures of how things should be, how life should unfold. And when reality doesn't match up, that's when the storm hits. Our emotions get tangled up, and stress starts knocking at the door.

But guess what?

It's not the rain itself that brings us down; it's how we react to it. We have this power, this magic wand called perception. With it, we can turn a gray day into something brighter, just by changing the way we see things.

Now, picture this:

Worries and problems are like backpacks we carry around. Sometimes, we fill them with troubles, and they start to weigh us down. But we also have the power to drop those heavy bags. We can change the way we think and feel, and suddenly, life becomes a bit lighter.

Life is a journey full of twists and turns.

It's like a maze where we never really know what's around the corner. Sometimes, we reach dead ends, and other times, we find hidden treasures. And you know what? That's perfectly fine. It's the unexpected moments that add spice to the adventure.

Here's a secret:

Being clear about our expectations can help us navigate the maze better. If we approach things with a logical mind, we're less likely to get lost in the storm of emotions. It's like having a compass that guides us through the chaos.

And let's talk about control...

We can't control everything that happens, but we can control how we react. It's like being the captain of our own ship. We can steer it in the direction we want, even when the waves get rough.

Life is a collection of moments, like pearls on a necklace.

And those problems we keep? Well, they don't have to stay forever. We can let them go, drop them like pebbles in a pond. The ripples fade, and suddenly, the water is calm again.

So, here's the deal:

We might not have all the answers, and we might not be able to change the world overnight. But we can change the way we perceive things, the way we react to the unexpected. And that, dear reader, is a power worth embracing.

With a heart open to new perspectives and a mind ready to steer through the storms...

Deo volente.

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