Let go of envy

Let go of envy.  Envy does untold harm to physical and mental well-being.

When you envy what someone else has (or appears to have), you establish poverty thinking patterns in your consciousness. You divert your attention away from factors under your control (your thoughts, words and actions) to those beyond your control (what others do, say and have). And what do thoughts such as these attract? More envy, more scarcity!

So what if someone has more than you? They are no better or worse; they have just made different choices. You cannot know the struggles they have gone through to acquire that ‘stuff’, nor debts they owe, nor the weight of responsibility it brings.

Instead, take pleasure in others’ prosperity and wish them well, thus adding to your own feelings of contentment.

©David Lawrence Preston, 7.2.2017

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