Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Thought on Hopelessness and Disappointments

I read one or two daily meditation pages each day.  Today the page included this thought
"I recognize hopelessness for what it is: my mind protecting me from disappointment. Hopelessness served at one time, but I don't need that device today."

My thought:

No matter how I practice lowering my expectations, disappointment, at times, will be present. I know I have to feel feelings because the alternative leads me to use food as a cloak to cover them up, so I allow myself to feel disappointment when it comes but I do not have to let disappointment lead me to hopelessness. It must be replaced by something positive. 

That's right, I don't need that device today. I have a new App for disappointment. Disappointment is a bright flag waving, proclaiming NEW OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD!

My job is to keep my mind open to the possibilities. 

Are you finding a healthy way of channeling disappointment today? 

Jane~



5 comments:

Elaine said...

Would you be willing to share the meditation pages that you are referring to? Thanks!

PlumPetals said...

I went to bed feeling disappointed but woke up determined to work through it. The feeling is still lingering but sometimes you've just got to get on with it. I don't want the cloud to overshadow other positive possibilities in my day.

Jane Cartelli said...

It is called For Today. here is the link from Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Today-Overeaters/dp/0960989803/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=For+today

E. Jane said...

At my age, I have known many disappointments. It's hardest for me to see my kids disappointed, and I tend to want to protect them. I think it's a part of life, and as you say, we must work through them instead of feeding them. I did that for too many years.

Kirtley Freckleton @The Gist of Fit said...

I LOOOOVE THIS blog!! Just found it, and I LOOVE what you just said!!!! Can't even tell you how happy I am.

It's so important to really FEEL our feelings. I use my husband to talk to...food has never really been a huge problem with being comfort for some reason. I think I really do enjoy feeling things.

When I get stressed I run or ride my horse:)