Expectations vs Reality
with Kate Purnell
July 23rd | 10am – 1.15pm
Often without noticing it, we suffer from the myriad ways in which expectations can undermine our life. They plague our daily life, causing us to be irritable, disappointed, and disillusioned. Many times they lead us to say unkind words, act unskillfully, or make poor decisions. Expectations are so insidious that we can persist in maintaining them even after we have clear evidence that they are unfounded.
Our expectations arise from our “wanting” mind, our uncontrolled desire. So if we keep this mind in check, and bring in wisdom that keeps our mind in a realistic state, we can prevent so much mental pain that our unrealistic expectations bring us.
Kate will explore ways of thinking that keep us grounded in reality and keep our unrealistic expectations at bay.