When I notice that someone has more than I do and I feel envious and deficient, I’ll only elicit more evidence of lack in my life.
When I notice that someone else is having financial, health, or relationship problems and I worry that the same could happen to me, my feelings of vulnerability increase the likelihood that I, too, will rendezvous with some sort of trouble.
Bottom line: everyone is attracting his/her life circumstances according to habits of thought. As I practice positive, serene, confident thinking, I have access to the same good fortune as the person I most admire. Likewise, if I practice negative, fretful, doomsday thinking, I have access to the same misery that I cringe to see in others.
No longer will I scrutinize other people’s experience and use them as an excuse to feel bad. I’ll keep my mind on my own “business” and focus on what’s going well now and what I want to happen in the future. Then, regardless of what’s occurring in the world around me, I will thrive.
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