Jealousy. It's that green-eyed monster that we've been warned about from day one. Every time I have felt jealous in life, I’ve learned something about myself. It awakens a desire within me that I didn’t know was there, OR makes me realize that that desire was much more important to me than I had acknowledged. It could be an experience, a talent, something to acquire, a change I want to make in my life, to be something MORE.
If we look at the glass as half-full, being jealous can create a dream. That dream can be made into a goal. We may never have considered doing something, or attaining something, like the person we are jealous of, but now that it's on our radar, we can strive for it, if that is what we want.
Ask yourself why you are jealous. Ask yourself to look within to see what it is that you want for yourself. Then nurture this desire within you into a goal, and work towards it. Once you reach the goal, you'll feel accomplished and proud.
I know it is easier said than done. I’ve been through a lot of heartache in life with my own jealousies. It took me a long time to realize what those jealousies really meant. My biggest jealousies were when I saw a happy couple, or a family. Often times, I felt like I was looking in from the outside, and I was alone, and out in the cold.
If anything, looking in from the outside helped me realize what I truly wanted, and now I have it. I KNEW that what I wanted was to be the one on the INSIDE, and have a family and love of my own.
If somehow we can look at jealousy as a gift, a signal from within ourselves that’s letting us know of something we may want, we will be far ahead in life, and be able to start creating the life of our dreams earlier than others ever do.