Sometimes we compare ourselves to others.
The reason we always come off worst is this. If we feel lesser or poorer or sadder in comparison our life energies dwindle fast. If we feel smug or luckier, or just plain wonderful in comparison, our egos have taken over and our judgement is out the window!
You know me well enough by now. I only write about what I have experienced in one way or another. Come on, Frances, I hear you say, we all do that comparison stuff so how do we stop? How do we get back our energy and compassion and stop behaving like small children who don’t feel loved?
For starters, just notice when we do it. This is powerful medicine. We create change in our lives from deep awareness, not wishing things to be different or trying harder or going on courses and reading books. Those things help, of course, but learning skills needs to be allied with powerful ‘noticing what I am doing’ in order to create lasting changes to age old habits of the personality. There is no easy fix.