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!
Verse 3 from the ‘8 Verses of Mind Training’ by Langri Thangpa reads, “In all activities may I examine my mind; As soon as conflicting emotions arise Endangering myself and others, May I firmly face […]
Imagining our early anger as a cloud that dissipates, transforming anger into tolerance, can be very effective. Yet to fully get rid of our anger, and all of our destructive emotions like jealousy, pride, greed, […]
Now that we have at least considered practicing forgiveness, practicing gratitude enhances our happiness even further. Both practices rely on mindfulness, to know when we are not practicing, and to remind ourselves what specifically to […]