What does jealousy teach you about yourself?
Here’s a twist on jealousy. This powerful feeling is usually labelled as negative. But what if you used it to learn more about yourself?
Jealousy shines a light on a desire that’s within you. It does you the FAVOR of showing you what you want, gives you a goal to work toward and the motivation to really go for it!
Next time you feel this emotion come up, ask yourself:
- What is it SPECIFICALLY about this object or situation that really sparks jealousy within me?
- How do I imagine I’d feel if I had the object of my desire?
- What quality does the “owner of this desire” have, that I wish I also possessed? (i.e. what characteristics or traits do they have?)
- How can I create more of this quality in myself?