☹️ DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENT ACCEPTING THAT “PRIDE MONTH” IS OVER 🏳️‍🌈

The gift of disappointment is to bring us into reality so we don’t get stuck in the realm of how things might have been.

Whenever we do something in life with an expectation of how we’d like it to turn out, we risk experiencing disappointment. When things don’t go the way we had envisioned, we may feel a range of emotions from slightly let down to depressed or even angry. We might direct our feelings inward toward ourselves, or outward toward other people or the universe in general. Whether we feel disappointed by ourselves, a friend, or life in general, disappointment is always a tough feeling to experience. Still, it is a natural part of life, and there are many ways of dealing with it when we find ourselves in its presence.

As with any feeling, disappointment has come to us for a reason, and we don’t need to fear acknowledging it or feeling it. The more we are able to accept how we are feeling and process it, the sooner we will move into new emotional territory. As we sit down to allow ourselves to feel our disappointment, we might want to write about the experience of being disappointed–the situation that preceded it, what we were hoping would happen, and what did happen. The gift of disappointment is its ability to bring us into alignment with reality so that we don’t get stuck for too long in the realm of how things might have been.

As we consider other disappointments in our life and how we have moved past them, we may even see that in some cases what happened was actually better in the long run than what we had wanted to happen. Disappointment often leaves us feeling deflated with its message that things don’t always turn out the way we want. The beauty of disappointment, though, is that it provides us a bridge to its other side where the acceptance of reality, wisdom, and the energy to begin again can be found.

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  1. nubianikigai says:

    Thank you for this post.

    Dealing with disappointment is really huge for me, because there are so many things I’m disappointed with and the disappointment goes so deep, that it runs into depression, and anger and rage.

    There are so many things that disappoints me that I could write a book and I don’t even know where or how to start listing them because many go so far back and I just can’t seem to get over it and I’m constantly dealing with it alone. I wake up disappointed single every day.

    Added to that are my recents disappointments, that are weighing on me like a ton of bricks.

    It is said, time heals all wounds. God knows I have a lot of healing to do, and things to accept, move past them and try to see how things have turned out for the better

    Peace

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