Getting over jealousy, the most negative emotion
How does one overcome jealousy? Join in this interesting discussion.
It is the most negative emotion of any human beings, anywhere in the world. It has charted the downfall of many business empires -- you have guessed it right. It is called jealously.
It is so basic to all of us, that we do not even recognize that it happens to us. We get into unnecessary arguments, exhibit the worst of body languages and try all to suppress any subordinate who has talent, since we envy the guy and are afraid that he or she will overtake us if allowed all the freedom to do what he will even normally do.
Jealously even gets played out in families, between brothers or between sister and brother.
How do we get over this negative feeling of jealousy? While it is almost impossible to escape from it, the first step is to have a philosophically bent of mind and get on with own lives. We should accept as given, our present position, and look to work on all our strengths. Yes, we would have done our mistakes and hence would have landed ourselves in some position. Once we keep our mind engaged actively in a here and now situation, we will relieve our mind from unnecessary thoughts about others or what they have achieved in terms of money, position or whatever.
The second step is to work on whatever needs to be done to get better in terms of creative utilization of time, money making opportunities, business opportunities and such like. There are so many opportunities in the service sector and it is quite essential that we exploit these opportunities.
The third step is to network with well wishers and get to do several things that will reflect on our strengths and reinforce the "yes, I can" message, deep within us.
The fourth step is to maintain very good relationships with even those about whom we are jealous. Once we fill our mind with the best of intentions, it is possible to make friends with even the very same people, with whom we would have some issues and even arguments in the recent past. One best way of building bridges is to visit their houses and interact with their family members, helping them in whatever little ways we can.
While each of the aforesaid steps is easier said than done, the first step is most important, the philosophical bent of mind. Developing this would also involve a bit of meditation and developing a huge peace of mind.