There’s a church in my neighborhood that always displays helpful messages on its marquee. Today’s gem was: “Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side because it’s fake.”
Amazing. Thank you, church marquee. As always, everything and everyone outside of you is just a mirror and a symbol. Jealousy is a highlighter of what you think you lack and/or an indicator of where you’re headed next. After all, what it seems like others have is often just your own projection. You don’t have all of the details. You can’t see everything behind the scenes. Life is lived in between those Instagrammable moments. People are much more than what they appear to be on a screen.
Remember you are creating your own experience here with every breath, every thought, every energetic spiral forward, every vibration that you BE. Ask “what am I telling myself about what this person seems to be telling me? What does it appear like they have that I don’t?” Whatever emotional experiences they appear to be having (i.e. approval, freedom, self-acceptance) are just showing you what you are ready to activate within yourself. Take what you need to assist you on your own path, leave what you don’t- especially any disempowering stories of someone else’s perfection and your relative imperfection. Not everything is what it seems to be.
It’s all just grass until you decide upon the shade.