Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Via Sri Prem Baba: What envy is trying to tell you


What envy is trying to tell you: Feelings of inferiority, inadequacy and helplessness are behind envy.

Envy is a force that must be understood.  It is a defense mechanism created to numb the pain we feel when we believe we are inferior to others.  At some point we develop the belief that we are incapable and powerless to achieve certain things. This shock of helplessness was possibly installed in us very early on in life, while still a baby and trying to nurse but couldn’t, either because our mother didn’t have any milk or because the milk was contaminated by hatred, fear, or other manifestations of lovelessness.