50th anniversary of Pride today in London.
Love is love. ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ

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Margaret Mitchell quote express well the meaning of EXPECTATION

We lead our lives "waiting" for certain things to happen. We act by predicting a future (actions, opinions, relationships, performance) as uncertain as it is uncontrollable.
When what we had hoped for, in a totally arbitrary way does not happen, we suffer.

Unfulfilled Expectation = Self-Procured Suffering
Totally excluding expectations from our life would be quite impossible, but we can learn to master them by:

– Tolerate waiting: separating expectation from reality.
– Don't act on expectations: Imagine alternative action plans.
– Wondering what that expectation tells us about us and our emotional experience.

'Expecting nothing is a great art. When we no longer live in expectation then we live in a new dimension. We are free.'
Francis Lucille

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