Why jealousy is good, but bad

Why jealousy is good, but bad

It is but natural for us to feel this emotion from time to time. And in reserved doses it is good, provided you use it to fire yourself up. However, that is NOT the right way to stay the course. Simply because this is one emotion which can destroy you.


It is NEVER a person that you are jealous of. It is ALWAYS a trait in the other individual that you desperately want in you.

Now, get this simple logic of the Universe – If you wish for anything so very desperately, it IS your soul’s desire. It IS meant to happen. Provided you let it happen. It is emotions such as jealousy that takes you far away from your desire manifesting.

Each person is on his/her journey. Consider this:

You got into a bus, which is jam-packed. Some are seated, some sleeping, some talking, some shouting, some sad, some lost… and you manage to balance yourself on one foot, praying that you arrive at your destination quickly.

That’s when you see another bus pass by with a few people, all comfortably seated, seemingly enjoying the ride. And you feel jealous of the people in that bus. You think – they are enjoying the ride. I am also paying the similar fare, and I can’t even stand straight…How I wish I was also sitting like them!

Will you get off your bus and hop into the other bus? You can, but will it take you to your destination?

Can you be jealous of the people in the other bus? You can, but will it help you reach your destination quicker?

It is the same with life. Each one of us is on our individual journey. When the going gets tough, we may see others comfortable and happy and would want the same. But our DESTINATIONS are DIFFERENT. Our ROUTES are DIFFERENT.

Again, let’s NOT forget the law of the Universe – Whatever we so desire is our soul’s desire and it is meant to be manifested in this lifetime.

So, let’s instead of looking around, look within, work on ourselves. And find ways and means to accomplish that.

Looking at the bus ride practically… Want a comfortable bus ride? Then you need to either change your timings to off-peak hours, or invest in a personal vehicle. Either of these options can materialise, only if you work on yourself. It will NOT happen by wasting time and energy looking at others who drive their own vehicles feeling jealous.

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About the author
Nisha Sanjeev, an author of two books, traded 20 years of journalism to live a passionate life by helping others create the life they desire. When professional success failed to inspire her, convinced that there must be more to life than that, Nisha set out on her self-discovery in 2010. She unleashed her true identity following an arduous personal journey to overcome timidity and lack of self-worth. Years of studying and mentoring by masters have enabled her to have a distinctive outlook to life, which she uses to help others.

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