“Living on a basis of unsatisfied demands (worried we would lose something we have or not get something we want), we were in a state of CONTINUAL disturbance and frustration.” – Adapted from Daily Reflections
The opposite way of living is to live in appreciation for all we have. If we’re feeling disturbed or frustrated, it means our focus is on our unsatisfied demands. Instead of trying to satisfy them, which doesn’t ever work for very long (because more of them come up all the time), we can make a written gratitude list, send a text to someone about why we appreciate them, or write a note to ourselves listing our recent accomplishments. By doing this, I never have to stay in a state of dis-ease for very long. When I’m aware of discomfort, and then take contrary action, ILML!