Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Competition in this sense is a game of one-upmanship that keeps us from being able to have and express our soul’s real wisdom, purpose and pace. It is a game we unwittingly play entirely within ourselves, and in reality, it has little or nothing to do with the person being envied.
Envy is a complex, almost toxic manifestation of our own feelings of frustration, resentment, anger and powerlessness that results when we are somehow disconnected from our truth, and our dreams. We buy into the lie of separation, both within and without, and this mistakenly draws our attention to the outside – where we compare our frustration to what other people are doing, what they have, their personal triumphs etc.
Being in competition with others is really about being in competition with ourselves. Our feelings of jealousy and envy of someone else are really a reflection of what is going on, or not going on, entirely within ourselves. The person we envy typically isn’t aware of our envy, and so doesn’t usually care that this is what you are experiencing.