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Overcome Jealousy and Envy
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
“We are made by love, we are made of love, and we are made for love. Everything is love anyway. Our hate is love turned sour, jealousy is love turned bitter, our fears are love standing upside down, greed is love gone overboard, attachment is love turned sticky.” ~ Khurshed Batliwala
The first sentence is profound truth; the second is what is meant by Oneness; the third explains how love underlies not only the divine but also the most down to earth.
“The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads.” ~ Dorothy Dix
With fear, possessiveness enters the picture, then jealousy rears its ugly head. Jealousy is the opposite of desiring life and freedom of choice for one's partner.
“Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self-worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has.” ~ Elizabeth O'Connor
As Dorothy Day said, "We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt."
Articles about overcoming jealousy and envy...
What's Behind Jealousy? ~ by Mark Tyrrell
What's behind jealousy? Some (not all) jealousy is driven by low self-esteem... "How could they love me? I don't understand how someone like them could be attracted to someone like me!" Poor self esteem seeps into every corner of your life, making everything harder than it should be, and sucking the pleasure from life. Continues...
Jealousy & Envy - by Peter Shepherd
Jealousy is an immature emotion. Adults should have learned better but in many cases they haven't. Jealousy is to consider another person as an object of possession, a person who has no right to make their own choices. Continues...