One subtle source of my frustrations is expecting things of others. Some of my expectations I easily recognize. Other expectations I don’t even realize I have until someone fails to meet them.
Sometimes I say “They knew what I expected!” But, that may be precisely why they acted the way they did. The saying “Expectations are pre-meditated resentments” helps me to realize that I need to let go of my expectation and let others live their own lives. Besides letting others live without the added guilt of my expectation, I get to live with less frustration, anger and resentment.
As I realize that I often fail to live up to others expectation I can let go of my own expectation more easily. I can have added peace as I give up expectation and relax into acceptance.