frustration

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” Kurt Vonnegut

Frustration is the feeling of annoyance or exasperation when your expectations are not being met. It is the clash between your desires and reality, the gap between what we want and what we have. Frustration can be a valuable teacher. It shows you where your attachments lie, where you are holding on too tightly to your desires. By learning to let go, you can cultivate patience and acceptance. Drawing the card of Frustration encourages you to lean into patience as the way to inner peace.

Frustration Mantra: I lean into frustration as a teacher, guiding me towards inner peace.