March 15

An Unlived Life…

Is the root of all envy.

These words really struck me when I heard them last week. And they had the opportunity to shift my view and deepen my awareness of my own behavior and the behavior of others.

Part of growth is being able to shift reactions in the midst of a situation. This concept has the capacity to alert us of our underlying, often unseen motives for our reactions to our outside world. If we are truly living our life to the fullest and enjoying what we do every day, there is no need for envy of others. When you are exactly where you want to be, you rejoice in the success of others.

The secret here is to determine what you really want and go after it. There is nothing you can’t achieve if you set your mind to it and work until you reach the finish line. We are sparks of the Creator and share in the gift of creation, in all forms. The hardest part really is deciding what to go after.

So the next time you feel the inkling of envy, ask yourself what is it you truly desire and explore ways to get it. Envy will fall away in the hard work.