Envy is what one has when someone lacks something that someone else has. So I was too busy being envious of this guy’s great blog and book deal this morning to post anything. I was too busy thinking how great it would be to run off to another country, with nothing, and start this business that flourished. I was too busy being, wait, human.
Whew. Glad that feeling passed. I’m sure that even His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has had envy. Okay, maybe not, but he’s human too. What we have to remember is that we can’t be too hard on ourselves when we have these “flare ups”. We all have them.
Anger, pride, jealousy, and greed can get in the way of your happiness. You might think that in order to be happy you must have X amount of money. You might think that in order to be happy you must have the perfect job and have the title of Ruler of All. Whatever floats your boat. The funny thing is, you will always want more.
On the outside, some people appear to have it all. They shine and sparkle even when their smile doesn’t really reach their eyes. Once they realize that they are in charge of their own happiness, you will notice the sparkle reaching their eyes as well.
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama