Disappointment is something we all feel from time to time. As unpleasant as it may be, disappointment like all else has an important role in our development. It is a part of the experiential whole that stays our equality as human beings. Where disappointment can hurt us deeply, it also has the potential to cultivate our hope.
There are times when the disappointments we feel, can conjure up emotions so intense, they may seem beyond our very capacity to manage. As true as this may be, it is reassuring to know that as emotional it is, it will not, and cannot take hold of you, without you giving it way.
The truth is, we make that choice to steep in our emotions or not, so we must be careful. Energy flows where focus goes and as such, it will continue to drive your emotions and ultimately determine how you feel.
What a comfort it is to know that happiness and sorrow, cannot co-exist. At any present moment, you are simply either in a state of joy or you are not. Granted, there are gradient levels of our feelings that will always require consideration, but I say with great reassurance, if it is happiness that you seek, then happiness can always be found within the spectrum of gratitude. One's reality is always subjective to perception. Why is that, and how can anything be right in such case? It is because the energy given towards your thoughts will drive emotion, is that is what will manifest. Those thoughts you have and focus on, will always determine the outcome of your feelings.
We are creatures of feeling and instinct, programmed to respond in a mode of fight or flight for the sole purpose of assisting in our survival. To parallel that, we are also programed to be content and safe. So our brain, an ally, directs us to seek the sensation of satisfaction and peace.
So what we can do different: Remember the smallest deviation in our behavior can bring about the greatest change.
I would encourage you, and anyone you know, to try your very best to stay in harmony with the emotions and feelings that support the outcome and results you want to see in your life.
Remembering that disappointment is merely a stepping stone on our journey. Do not lose site, never give up, and understand that you cannot "lose" hope, but by your actions it can be dismissed.
It is true when there is a will, there is a way. Things take time, and whether immediate or somewhere in a hard to see future, your collective moments permit you to evaluate efforts and breed encouragement by simply doing your best.
Remind yourself from time to time that the lives we live are rich with experience both of challenges and joy. In the momentum of life, there will always be ups and downs.
So keep trying, keep moving. You cannot move forward and backward simultaneously. But what you concentrate on will produce the results of your application. Let your thoughts, hopes and dreams continue to support and instigate the life you want to create, share and live.
And last, honor disappointment for what it is. It is a constant element in life, but give it credit where it is due. Honor your feelings, love yourself and let go of the things that get in the way of what it is you want to feel. There is always, "that next step" to you getting what it is that you truly desire.
Life, happens collectively, but overcoming disappointment requires you to take one thought, one second, one moment at a time, to ultimately get you to the the contentment and satisfaction you are looking for in the now and moving forward.