How do you deal with Disappointments?
May 4, 2021 9:13am CST
No one can be without disappointments. There are minor and also major which are life changing. What we planned and worked for goes up in smoke in a jiffy. We are left to pick up the pieces disoriented. People we had relied upon can let us down all of a sudden. I don’t make long term plans. I allow circumstances to dictate and then try to fit in, make the best of a given situation. That way, my setbacks are less compared to those who plan long term. However, there are those closer at home and on the wider front that impact me and cast a shadow over my outlook. If I cannot do anything at all to counter them I sort of grin and bear them! This pandemic is one such. We have to wait for it to blow over and leave it to others to tackle it while taking own precautions. How do you face up to disappointments? Image: Disappointments from free media site Pexels
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@kobesbuddy My take is our creator is everywhere and we have to live and love with this realization. “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” — said Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French Jesuit priest, scientist, paleontologist, theologian, philosopher and teacher.
None is spared - the higher we rise, the harder we the fall. That brings to my mind - An out-of-control Chinese rocket is plunging towards the Earth – and it is not clear where it is going. And the beauty is our creator has created an atmosphere above to protect us from such. Very thoughtful of him indeed!
Poetry: Disappointment Blind disappointment, disempowers. Love lives behind all, even the mask of disappointment. Anger can be aroused from disappointment. We want what we want, not what happens. Nothing is ever perfectly your way. Accept life, and accept disappointment. Disappointment grows its legs from expectation. Disappointment lives in the disappointed. Allowing life to be more what it is, a bundled bundle, allows disappointments to be washed all aside by love. "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." A great quote from Martin Luther King, Jr., (1929 to 1968), an American spiritual leader.
This poem is a balm to the easily disappointed. When we accept the blessings, take a few setbacks too that come with them Yes, life is a package deal to keep us alive and to prove our mettle too - we need to grow up than be spoon-fed The quote is inspiring - hope keeps us going while inside the darkest of tunnels.
@Shiva49 Thanks, siva. Yes, that is a great quote. Being always spoonfed, just makes us fat and lazy. We do need to learn to feed ourselves. This quote comes to mind too: "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."