Experience Teaches Us Lessons of Life

Grass-Roots Spiritual Philosophy 101

Our simple seeker was admiring, in her mind (but
where else could she admire anything?), that someone
had generously shared on Twitter. But, as beautiful
as the rose was, there was something more going on.
Envy was slipping into the picture. This was annoying.

What’s wrong with envy?

I want to be able appreciate the skills of others
without always wishing that I, too, possessed them.

Do you envy everyone’s skills?

No, just the ones that I wish I also possessed.

Why don’t you possess the skills you admire?

Some people have more natural talent than do others.

Some people may be unaware of what so-called
natural talents they do possess.

It isn’t possible for me to develop all the talents
I admire in others.

Have you tried?

There would never be enough time for that, and …

Yes. It would pull your focus from what you now
do well…

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