I am disappointed because my expectation was not met by the outcome. Disappointment may be the effect, but passion is the cause and passion is what drives my desire and fuels my life. My desire to enter into my past relationships originated from somewhere inside me for a reason. I will not reject who I am on the inside by drowning out my disappointment or denying the desire I feel. I will consider the end of a relationship an opportunity for growth, helping me move toward my goal, not away from it as I originally thought. I will attach myself to the actual desire driving my expectation, not an interpretation of what will achieve my desire. I will release the mental illusion that I’ve lost what could have been a great relationship, because that particular individual may not be the person who can achieve that desire. That particular individual may not be the only person I am capable of loving or who can love me. Therefore, instead of tying my expectation to a person, I will link my passion to the underlying desire to find real, authentic love.