Black Belt in Inner Peace #6

Black Belt in Inner Peace contains short journal entries I have kept and continue to add to, as I go for a black belt in inner peace by endeavoring to move through each busy and sometimes stressful day with greater grace and ease.

Number 6: Losing

I’m competitive, I admit, the upside of which is I never give up on my mission, no matter what, but the downside is a stupid streak of petty jealousy I suffer under at times … like today when I learned a competitor is succeeding more than me.  So, to ease the pain, I am devoting my practice today to remembering this old saying my daughter hipped me to  that goes, “Blowing out someone else’s candle won’t make mine burn brighter” (it just blows out the peace in me).