Do not compare yourself with others, for you are a unique and wonderful creation. Make your own beautiful footprints in the snow. —Barbara Kimball
Comparisons we make of ourselves to other people do destruction far greater than our conscious minds are aware of. Positioning ourselves on the "beloved pedestal" prevents the equality... that offers each person the freedom to be solely thierself.
Comparisons in which we are the losers darken the moment, cut us off from the actual rhythms of that moment. The consequences can be grave. Within any moment might be the opportunity we've awaited, the opportunity to achieve a particular dream. We must not miss our opportunities.
Each life is symbolized by a particular set of footprints in the snow. How wonderful and how freeing to know that we each offer something uniquely our own. We need never compete to be noticed. Each of us is guaranteed recognition for what we contribute, because it is offered by us alone.
Envy eats at us; it interferes with all of our interactions. It possesses all of our thoughts, caging us, denying us the freedom to achieve that can be ours.
I will look with love on my sisters. I will free them and myself to be all we are capable of becoming.
From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey©