Let Go of Jealousy and Envy
Too many people lack authentic joy because they gauge what happiness is based on the lives they believe others are living, and as a result develop a sense of envy or resentment. Envy, by definition is a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions or qualities. They think happiness comes from external things – they may envy other people’s positions, their successful friend’s looks, their favorite celebrity’s lifestyle, or even the new car zooming past them on the highway has. They think if they just had more, they would be happier. However, happiness comes from the wholeness of our soul. We are not adequate as a result of what we have, but adequate because of the lives we live.