Many of my thoughts are moments of reflection. Thoughts that render me an opportunity to look inside myself to determine what I can change about me. This comes as no surprise because there is always something about yourself that can be changed, or at least altered. If change is a waste of your time, it’s no surprise that you’re in the same place you were a year ago, ten years ago. So, let’s talk about a ‘character trait’ that many of us are guilty of, and that would be jealousy.
Can you even admit that you are a jealous person? Can you admit that this character trait has been a part of your life for quite sometime? If you can, let’s break it down a bit, and see jealousy for what it is, and what it may be doing to you.
Jealousy exists when somebody has something you want, or can do something you can’t. Jealousy is the underlying garment that doesn’t shield you from yourself, but rather places you on ‘front street’ for all to witness. Is this interesting yet? Let’s continue!
Jealousy, which is one of many character traits that I describe and wrote about in my book, ‘Simply Common-Cents, the Discipline of Uncommon Reasoning,’ Jealousy is a ‘stuck-point,’ which simply means that you’re in a serious rut, and you see no way out. This no way out is determined by your refusal to admit this flaw, or that you are very comfortable in being jealous. Whatever the reason, jealousy is your weakness, and it is also your escape from being the person that you could be if you tried.
However, for many, being jealous allows you to hate. It allows you to criticize, and it allows you to withdraw from your own reality. To be a jealous person is a mindful phenomenon that didn’t suddenly occur. It is not a flaw that you just happened upon, nor is it a figment of someone else’s opinion.
People who I find to be jealous will always find a way to undermine what you have done, or finds fault with anything you wish to do. Jealousy is that ‘thing’ that speaks before you do, and cripples any relationship that you might ever have now, or in the future. The hardest task regarding you being jealous is to determine why! There is a reason, and there is a source. Here are a few suggestions to remedy your ‘stuck-point.’
Is jealousy a habit of yours? If so, why? Is jealousy a convenience, if so why? Is jealous a fabrication, or an exaggeration? If so, why? Is jealousy a personal tool that allows you to escape the possible friendships that you could have? If so, there is a reason. If you care enough to find out, seek your own truth, and then tell the truth before someone else tells you themselves. #Foodforthought.
I’m out. I just dropped the mic! Have a great day FB.