Each of us will lose our youth. Each of us will experience other losses as well.
Coveting someone else’s good fortune only diminishes your awareness of the blessings in your own life.
Perhaps, your jealous reaction stems from feeling a lack of attention. Is the one you love focused on someone other than you?
“Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.” – John Dryden
The antidote to jealousy is cultivating a grateful heart and patience. It’s true that you may not have the attention, wealth, youth, love or success you desire, at this moment.
But that doesn’t mean you won’t have it in the future.
In the meantime, by focusing on the gifts that you do have — whether that be a beautiful home or loving friends — you can start to feel gratitude for the wonderful life that you do have while accepting what you don’t appear to have, at this moment.
Being happy doesn’t mean you don’t feel sad. At the core of each person is a wound and this wound is a combination of sadness and loneliness.
It can be so painful that it’s no wonder that most people will do anything to distract themselves from feeling the intensity of this grief.
Why is this deep sadness present? It’s due to the illusion that we are separate — cut off from our greater nature.
All the crazy happenings in this physical world only exacerbate this loneliness and sense of isolation. It takes a lot of food, alcohol, and spending to cover up this pain!
“You either get bitter, or you get better. You either take what’s been dealt to you and allow it to make you better, or you allow it to tear you down.”
The antidote to this deep sadness within, believe it or not, is feeling it. That’s right, and to do that you must summon up all your courage. Sit with the sadness, while at the same time calling on your deepest connection what’s sacred within yourself and all around you.
Bow your head and, with the deepest humility, ask or pray for the Divine to surround you in the higher light and eternal love, as you sit with the sadness.
The antidote to deep sadness is the courage to sit with your wound while inviting your higher consciousness and deeper wisdom to bathe you in truth — beyond what your conscious mind is perceiving.
Shame is the most toxic of human emotion. Nothing is worse for most people than feeling ashamed, embarrassed or humiliated. It’s an emotion that makes you feel like you’ve hit rock bottom.
In some religions, shaming someone or taking away their dignity is considered to be like murdering them.
In the Sufi way, the greatest gift you can give someone is to erase their mistakes in your own mind and to see them purely as if their unwholesome behaviors never happened.
Isn’t that what you would like for yourself?
The antidote to shame is to realize that this human pain exists in all people. Bathe yourself in divine love by calling it to you and opening your heart completely.
To release yourself from shame, release everyone else, too. Know that your mistake ultimately strengthened you and is making you a better, wiser and stronger person.
“Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.” ―
This life journey is not about acquiring more things, but rather uplifting your own consciousness and transcending every emotion and experience that has held you back, real or imagined, past, present or future.
Self-hypnosis is taking control of your thoughts and feelings to create the life that you deserve.
So, if you want to learn how to find happiness in your life, it’s time to take the necessary steps.
Create a vision of how you want your life to be. Take a deep breath. See it. Feel it. Give thanks for it.