Disappointments

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If we will be quiet
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and ready enough,
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we shall find compensation
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in every disappointment.
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~Henry David Thoreau~
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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on November 11, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Implies expectations. Without expectations there would be no disappointments.

  2. I find it near impossible to not be disappointed at times. Yes, I know it is connected to desire and goals.

    I am human, flawed and life still brings disappointment.

    I did not say loss or resentment.

    Disappointment a lesser judgment of sorts.

  3. Posted by Jennifer on November 11, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Agreed. I try to live in the moment. Embrace all that is good, not expecting anything but never closing any doors to opportunities.

  4. it depends on what we do with the feeling of disappointment.

    If I feel,disappointment, it all depends on my next action.

    Do I embrace this disappointment and grasp it, giving energy as thought and judgment or do I acknowledge it and then let it go.

    We will never be free from some disappointment but we have control of its duration and impact.

  5. Posted by Jennifer on November 11, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    “Disappointment – yes, I know it is connected to desire and goals”.

    This could encompass many things. According to dictionary and you have affirmed this numerous times:

    DESIRE
    1. “if you want, wish for something”
    2. “to be intimate with someone”.
    A very wise older woman told me when I was very young and ‘wishing’ for something I don’t remember, “You are wishing your life away”. Of course I would love to live in a better home, I too am flawed, but don’t give it much attention. I accept and find gratitude that I have a roof over my head and I don’t envy others who have more than I.

    As far as intimacy, we are all sexual beings. To deny what is natural, could cause suffering. At various times of our lives we may without a partner and denied that pleasure. Doesn’t mean there is no desire, especially if you have found your spiritual mate. If they didn’t feel the same, that would be ‘disappointing’.

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