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."
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?