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Why I am jealous of no one

There are people who have things I wish I had.

Yet, I am jealous of no one.

Here are three of my reasons why:

1) What God gives to others is God’s business.

I don’t know what their purpose in life is. I don’t know what resources and relationships they need in order to fulfill their purpose. I don’t know what prices were paid and what compromises were made to acquire what they have. I don’t know what they’ve been through. I don’t know what their secret struggles and private problems are. I don’t know what it’s like to feel their emotions, think their thoughts, or live their lives. I have no solid ground to stand on as a basis from which to judge other people’s worthiness of what they have.

2) My business is to make the most of what God has given me.

I know that I live in a universe of abundance. I know that my ability to experience the fullness of that abundance depends only on my receptivity to it. I know that someone else’s well-being doesn’t preclude my own. I know that my life has a unique purpose and an irreplaceable role in the evolution of humanity. I know that I already have everything I need to begin fulfilling my destiny. I know that I am the only one who can stop me from becoming who I want to be.

3) Jealousy is too expensive.

Being jealous requires me to see myself as a victim of lack and limitation. I can’t be jealous of what another person has without losing touch of the appreciation, hope, and excitement I feel over the opportunities inherent within my own life. That’s a big cost to pay. I can’t afford it because I’ve invested all my energy in the opposite way.

What about you? What are your thoughts on jealousy?

T.K. Coleman

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. That is an awesome post today!! You have such wisdom and insight. Thank you TK. Remember I am first in line to buy your book. : )

  2. Hi T.K., I don’t get jealous very often, so for me, it is an indicator that something is up, maybe I am missing something, usually reassurance that I am okay just as I am and with just what I have.
    Your post is wonderfully thought-provoking and insightful as usual.
    Thanks, T.K. 🙂

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