Jealousy and judging others negatively are insidious and rampant. These disturbing emotions often go undetected, under the radar. Mindfulness is key. Checking inside our mind and heart repeatedly to identify destructive (destroying our inner peace) emotions is crucial. When we find jealousy or putting others down, we have a choice. We can follow it, or we can resist. Resisting jealousy means appreciating others’ success and qualities. It does not harm our self-esteem as we feel in our gut it may. Rather it enhances our self-esteem and happiness. So practicing appreciation to counter jealousy is another one of those rare WIN-WIN situations. Go for it!
The strength of our emotional patterns can be overwhelming. Given the right circumstances, that are not always obvious, the same patterns of anger, jealousy, pride, and attachment recur. They seem to come out of the […]
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” This popular saying about courage and strength is very true. From a dharma perspective it means to take whatever comes our way into the path. When […]