Every gal I know indulges in comparison. The thing is, do you use comparison to pull yourself forward…or to pull yourself down?
When I’m at my best, I’ll use comparison to inspire me to take a big leap forward. The feeling is one of curiosity and my internal conversation is gentle, with my higher self helping me see new ways of doing something, or sparking an idea that, until that moment, had been lying undiscovered within me.
On occasion though, my shadow side will pop up and use comparison as a weapon against my self esteem and sense of self-worth. When this happens the first thing I do is first become AWARE that it’s happening. Then, I ask myself:
“Where is it that I am not stepping into my power, what am I not giving voice to or where am I not moving forward authentically?
It’s never about what the person you’re comparing yourself to is doing more or better than you are. I believe that when comparison sparks negative, self-depreciating feelings within us, it’s a signal that we’re denying our truth. A part of us intuitively knows this and gives us a choice: use the comparison to pull us down into our shadow side, or, use the comparison for our highest and greatest good.
I know which path I choose, and I bet you do, too.
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