As a child, the only thing I wish I had were two legs and feet that worked correctly, but I couldn’t equate or see that because of my legs and feet I was uniquely different. I was too wrapped up in my emotions to notice what other people had. I also didn’t know about my neurological difficulties that made me uniquely beautiful.
But we are only human that when we see someone who is the opposite of us, perhaps taller, slimmer, more debonair, dark, pretty and sophisticated, we want what they’ve got. Because we’re all uniquely different, it’s important we begin to see and embrace those differences.
Instead of honing-in on how jealous we may be, we need to shift our awareness to one of admiration and use that as our own inspiration. There is nothing stopping us from taking control, being the best we can be.
We need to stay anchored so that we’re looking at ourselves, rather than looking outward at others, who are simply looking after themselves.
We must learn to use and extend self-compassion to ourselves so that we can see ourselves kindly. We need to be mindful, because being mindful keeps us humbled, grounded and present. All qualities that point us back to ourselves.