The comparison trap

What do I do if I am comparing more than enjoying?

We know the comparison trap has sprung if we are comparing more than enjoying. How do we get out of that dilemma?

Green with envy — will we ever have enough stuff?

We can all turn "Green with Envy." In our relentless pursuit of "stuff", how can we come to see the world and our possessions differently?

 

Comparisons about appearance, image, and beauty

Who cares about appearances? Or what others think about us? Lots of us. Often, we attach our self-worth to an image, and we receive messages every day from marketers (and others) encouraging this.

How does the Lord help us to overcome the challenges to live up to an expectation, instead of being our God-given self?

"What other origin of beauty can there be than LOVE? Love and beauty are the same thing. Love forms beauty into a likeness of itself." (Emanuel Swedenborg, CL 382)

Comparing our relationships to those of others

We tend to get trapped in the thoughts that others have better relationships than we do. They live exciting, fulfilling lives! Our relationship however are mundane, boring even. Or so we think...

Thou shalt not covet

Coveting believes happiness can be found in possession of things. Spirituality believes happiness can be found in the expression of love for others.

How do we move beyond our need to WANT things?

Keep the Sabbath

The Sabbath is to be a holy day, a day of rest and a day to celebrate freedom. A day to say, "It is enough!"We tend to get trapped in the thoughts that others have better relationships than we do. They live exciting, fulfilling lives! Our relationship however are mundane, boring even. Or so we think...

Daily Inspiration

"There is no adequate way to describe God except in terms of pure love and pure mercy towards the whole human race. That mercy is God's desire to save everyone, to make everyone happy forever, and to give us everything He has."

Arcana Coelestia 1735