Envy and Advantage over Equals
Envy and advantage are core to our nature. Failed experiments in envy are easy to see. We only envy and try to seek an advantage over those to whom we feel equal. If you feel somebody is superior or inferior, you do not bother, because you are certain of winning or losing the battle.
Envy is Feeling Disempowered
We pitch ourselves against our equals and try to dis-empower them in order to increase our own power and advantage.
For example, you learn of a new person and believe they are superior to you. You admire their qualities and want to be like them, but on meeting them, the reality of the individual hits you and they fall rapidly off their pedestal. They are not what you thought they were.
When your stories about people are false
When you didn’t know a person, you made up a story about them in your imagination and expected them to live up to this story, which they could not do because they are not that person in your imagination. You cannot possibly know anything about that person, so you created an imaginary piece for the puzzle that you have created in your mind for them and fit that into the gap in your knowledge. This piece fit the space but did not fit the picture.
Imagination creates a fake reality, but when observations come from experience, they become real and can be clearly and distinctly be observed through your interaction with them.
This also holds true of places, jobs, and many other things. Until we experience it, we cannot possibly know it and because we cannot know it, we cannot judge it.
So, envy, hatred and admiration are simply inadequate passions that stir up your thoughts and emotions and create reactions of anticipation in your body.
What if you were able to drop needing to create a complete picture of someone? What if you could simply let the experience provide you with the missing pieces? In this work, we do that.
Your advantage is having no preconceptions and therefore not being mistaken. Your imagination affects your sense of self-worth, pride and a host of other things that cripple your self-esteem. So, don’t do it.
Envy and advantage are not related and when you realize they don’t depend on each other, you can be free of envy.
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