Mindfully dealing with disappointment

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Disappointment is usually caused by an attachment to the outcome of things. If we give our personal best in everything we do, then let go of an attachment to the outcome of things, we becoming more accepting, detached and less disappointed. Trust instead, that things truly work out as they are meant to, when we always do our best.

What You'll Need

  • A quiet place
  • 15 minutes uninterrupted to be alone
  • Comfy, cozy, clothing
  • A piece of raw chocolate

What You'll Do

  • If disappointment arises, take some time out to be alone and just sit with that feeling. Do not judge it as a bad or good feeling, just let it be there
  • Observe the thoughts or feelings it can stir up but watch them fly by, do not hold on to or anchor into them.
  • 3. Be kind to your disappointment with an internal "there, there" as if it were a child who had hurt itself.
  • 4. Affirm to yourself that "everything is just as it is meant to be."
  • 5. Dust yourself off, get back up again and move on with a commitment to always doing your personal best.

Tips & Warnings

  • This takes practise and is not easy. The ego likes to shame us for our failures and thirves over making us feel "not good enough". Greet every disappointment from now on with a sprinkle of enthusiasm as it starts to become an opportunity to experiment with the idea of non-attachment to the outcome of things.
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