Anticipation of a diagnosis, pink slip, or end of anything we were attached to – renders into something quite debilitating. Even if you expect it’s a false alarm, that foreboding is forbidding relaxation or calm in any form.
Anticipation of something you are looking forward to, including those with some anxiety attached – the big interview, the big first date, the big _________ ~ whatever. And I believe the smarter we get (or think we are) or try to be the more likely we are to miss the obvious. Because anticipation is a two-sided coin.
I believe, generally speaking, we all have been conditioned by what we’ve been taught – to perceive that consequences are events we can calculate or expect.
I feel differently. Mostly mine are unexpected and unintended.
Happy New Year Mark. I look forward to receiving your 2019 Musings. I have been reading a book called ‘Grit’ which, I think, you would enjoy reading in the hours, and hours, of spare time you have each day. The topic of the book, its observations, and findings, in my view, describe you pretty well. You’ve got Grit, RT, Vancouver, BC