While everyone knows it’s bad to compare yourself to others, everyone does it. Or at least everyone struggles NOT to do it. Let’s face it, when you’re having a down day, and you’re feeling ugly, lame, unsuccessful or un-wonderful in any way, it’s easy to look at other people who seem to have everything going for them and wonder what THEY have that you don’t.
It’s glaringly obvious that some people are successful in certain industries because their parents were successful and paved the way for them. It’s clear that some come from wealth, and have had things handed to them on a silver platter. It’s a no-brainer to see that some people are clearly more good looking than others, and that some have been surrounded by wonderful, loving people who have encouraged, supported, and stood by them their whole entire lives.
Some people lead charmed lives. It’s true. They have their ups and downs, but overall, they have it much easier than others. Why is this? The only answer I can come up with is that it’s karma, plain and simple. They have good karma this time around. Next time, who knows, but this time, it’s all roses.
Whatever the case, when questions that cause you to compare yourself to others arise, it’s a signal that some soul-searching needs to be done on your part. What do you need that you don’t have? What are your deepest desires? What is your spirit trying to communicate to you? Not everyone wants to commit to the spiritual path, because it takes work, but delving a bit more deeply into the spiritual side of things can really help you discover who you are, why you’re here, and why the hell you’re having to struggle so damned much.
Deep self-reflection lends itself to realizations that can be pretty profound. If you just sit with what’s frustrating you, and ask your higher self to help you heal and find the answers you need, those answers will come. You just need to be willing to learn and grow. You’re not doomed to keep suffering. You’re not destined to keep walking down the life path you’re on. You can end the cycle. That’s where people get confused about karma and destiny and whatnot. Yes, there are certain lessons you’re here to learn. But you can learn them, and move onward and upward, and have good things happen. Your life can totally change for the better, and then the next thing you know, someone else is asking what YOU have that THEY don’t.
Who do you envy the most right now, and why?