Tiger Wise: Comparison

I don’t pretend to know anything about anything however, I have seen some dark and light places in my life and have used this knowledge and experience to help and empower others. I appreciate you taking the time to read this column and hope that these articles will help you fill the holes in your life – we all have them and we all fill them in different ways. For some it’s food, for others it’s drugs. No matter what is pulling you away from your higher self, it’s important to remember that even the smallest seeds have tree-ness in them. We can all grow to our greatest greatness if we love and care for ourselves. Any hole that leaves us with a feeling of loss, uncertainty or self doubt is an opportunity for a seed to be planted. For a tree can’t grow without a seed and seed cannot be planted without digging a hole in the ground. If you’ve been feeling down about anything, I hope you’ll visit this site and read the articles yet to be written. Together we can cultivate our tree-ness and grow to greatness in our own and unique way.

We’ve all done it. Whether at brunch or out to lunch, you see someone who’s blanker than you and you compare yourself to them. When I say blanker I mean, fill-in-the-blanker because we can say anything when it comes to what others have that we feel we don’t.

In a compare me to you type world, it’s very easy to trap yourself into this habit of thinking. Intuitive Counselor Collette Baron Reid recently wrote an article on her website entitled, “The Dangers Of Comparison: Focus on Your Unique Gifts and Greatness.” In it she says “each of us has been blessed with unique qualities. No one else in the history of the world has lived through the exact same life experience as you.” Comparisons disrupt our natural connection to ourselves, others and to the world at large. They create discourse as opposed to unity and make us feel less than worthy. Comparison thinking creates a sense of lack – making the glass of life look half empty. While empty glasses may be okay for some, in general it is believed that being optimistic or enjoying your glass half full, leads to a happier life.

For ways to learn how to stop comparing yourself to others, click here: Positivity Blog

For more about Tree ness and transformation, here is one of my favorite meditations by Dr. Wayne Dyer:

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