conquering the green gremlins

I have to admit that I sometimes catch myself making comparison and have to force myself to STOP. It’s not fair to myself or the other person I’m comparing myself to. And I’m all too familiar with that sting that you get when someone else gets something you really REALLY want or if they get “there” or “it” before you. It always seems to hit me hardest when things feel like they’re not moving or happening fast enough.

I have to force myself to step back, take a deep breath and remember that everything come in time. I’m only at the beginning of this creative journey and there’s enough room for everyone. I just need to look within and follow my own path.

I don’t know if it’s the law of attraction or what, but while I was at Surtex this quote showed up in my inbox from my friend Willo:

“Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value. Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point – that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you. There is only one alternative – self-value. If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved. You will always think it’s a mistake or luck. Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within. Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences. Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security. Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them.” ~Jennifer James

And earlier this week Tiffany retweeed this advice:

(RT @letsreverb: Potent advice: “Never compare your beginning to someone else&rsquo
;s middle.” h/t @gracekboyle)

So, the universe must be trying to tell me something and I should probably listen.

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