Is there something on my mind? Meditation. Finding a clear way through the woods. And professional jealousy, how to avoid it. Something like professional jealousy comes about through natural disequilibrium that develops between what we want, what we have, and what we believe we deserve. One shouldn’t try to fight it as such. One should meet it as an one would an old adversary, perhaps even sit down and have a drink with it. Try to understand it, is what I’m saying. Meditation can help to put into balance those feelings of what we want, what we have, and what we believe we are worth, so that professional jealousy doesn’t writhe within us so freely.
If we want for less, we’ll have more. That seems obvious. But it’s working out what that less is: for each of us it is different. I’m not advocating a personal austerity, where we deprive ourselves of the things we need emotionally (or, even, materially) out of a show of worthiness. However, there is no doubt that most of us - many of us - have too much baggage, of the physical kind as well as the emotional. Stripping that away until we get to what we really need, actually, will more than likely end up with us having more. More time, more money, more breathing space, more thinking space. We might even discover that what we thought we deserved was either just our ego getting a little crotchety, or that beneath all the clutter now beaten away, it was there all along.