"When a jewel is ours - we don't realise its value. When a jewel is another's - we realise its value." This beautiful calligraphy can be found for purchase on tashimannox.com and expresses something I have lately found to be true in my own life. Today I have realised that when this sort of thought process happens it is just my ego-mind looking around for something to do, and it can become a thief of my happiness in the process. The ego, bless it, has a very specific limited and exclusively protective function, and is not qualified to create, nourish or know anything about values, love, happiness, or most of what is important to me. Good subject for a future post?
I have a wonderful life. Most of the time I see that and am grateful for it. Even though I practice meditation and mind-set techniques every day, I do occasionally wander off my centre or allow myself to become over tired. When this happens, I can become distracted and may think that other people's lives seem more interesting than my own. Or I may become obsessed with a particular TV programme or social media feed, and begin to feel a low-level humming of dissatisfaction. And this background noise can obscure my restful inner silence and certainty.
The truth is that my own blessed life and personal "jewels" are perfectly suited to me. The growth and expansion that is happening for me right now is nutritious and perfectly timed. Today I make a wish to always remember to appreciate and make the best use of my riches. What about you?