May 11, 2021
Ask Deepak

Jealous of Friends.

Quote.

When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Question:

My family is wonderful, supportive and loving but I grew up poor. Now I am in my 20s and have come miles- having earned my Master’s degree, and am trying to build my own life. I have a great work ethic from this upbringing, and I have big aspirations but I can’t seem to shake the idea that life and work will always be a difficult struggle. My visceral reaction is to get so angry and jealous when I see friends who don’t have to work as hard as I do. I feel this is just perpetuating a cycle of unfulfilling jobs and low finances, and my mental state is putting a limit on my dreams of success and abundance. How do I embrace the idea that I don’t have to suffer to succeed?

Response:

Right now it seems that the greatest source of struggle in your life is the mental anguish you are creating by comparing your life to others. You are doing that to yourself. You are comparing snapshots of your life with others and judging that your life is unfair, even though you have no awareness of the eons of experience your soul and their souls have had that you to at this moment in time. Likewise, you have no concept of what may happen to them tomorrow that would completely change your current perspective. If you look past the outer circumstances in others’ lives, and see the soul at work to bring the necessary experiences they need for their awakening, then you will no longer be jealous of others and in fact you will learn compassion for all.

Love,

Deepak

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