Friday, April 22, 2011

Overcoming Jealousy Quotes and Sayings

These quotes and sayings are beneficial when jealousy seems to be getting the best of you.  Meditate and think about these sayings.  They will help you to embrace your individuality.

“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

“Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth.  Each of us has something to give that no one else has.”  Elizabeth O'Connor

“To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self”
Joan Didion

“Comparison is the seed and jealousy is the fruit!”. Comparison leads to jealousy, and both are mind-created states. “Our mind is so caught up in comparison that it misses the actual quality of what it sees. We need to drop the comparing attitude to be able to see things as they are.” Nithyananda

Sometimes you might be so busy comparing yourself to others that you overlook how important you are.  Comparing yourself only causes jealousy and jealousy creates bitterness, anger or even paranoia.

The best way to avoid jealousy is to make a list of all of your positive attributes such as talents, characteristics, and physical features.  When you find yourself comparing yourself to others just think about your list.

Remember that you’re only hurting yourself when you become jealous about something another person has that you will never have. For example, you can never have the same physical features such as that nose, shape, or height.  Instead of allowing jealousy to take over why not appreciate what you do have.

On the other hand, if there is something that you admire about someone such as their personality or achievements, this can be motivation for you to acquire qualities and achievements that you can be proud of and even add to your list of attributes.

Think about these quotes and sayings about the affects of jealousy.  Realize that when these feelings arise it is because you are not appreciating yourself enough. 

We are all unique individuals with different talents and abilities.  Embrace your uniqueness and work on self improvement.  You’ll find that you are so busy doing this that there won’t be any room for feelings of jealousy.


I am a beautiful, talented individual with many admirable qualities.  I can add to my many attributes by continuing to develop myself personally.  

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