Expectation inevitably creates Disappointment:
How does one create future
frustration for oneself? By expecting:
Ooh May I enjoy such and such form in the future.
Ooh May I delight in this and that feeling in the future.
Ooh May I experience exactly these lovely things in the future.
Ooh May I receive my beloved favourite experiences in the future.
Ooh May I relish
in those mental states, that I like in the future.
Ooh May I be satisfied by solely favourite sorts of consciousness in future.
Ooh May I
not meet this or that disliked person, event,
circumstance, etc. etc.
in any future...
On the contrary: One is always
one is without any expectations:
Let the past be past, passed and forgotten, for never to return to it again!
Let forms, feelings, experiences, hopes
and mind here and now be as they may!
Let whatever arise and cease! Relinquishing all hoping and wishing for whatever
future forms, feelings, experiences, constructions and types of consciousness:
remain aware, calm, clear, content, and thus utterly unagitated :-)
Let it be, as it may!
come, as it comes!
go, as it goes!
with just what one has,
with just what there is present!
More on calm satisfied Contentment:
Source: The Grouped Sayings by the
Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya III 11-12