Comparison

We can have comparison or we can have awareness of our gifts.  The two cannot co-exist.  In order to compare, something has to be less than.  Comparison, then, comes from a belief in lack.  Truly, the only thing we can compare is what we are lacking.  When we are present with our gifts, we do not compare ourselves with others.

Comparison uses the measurement of judgment.  That is why when we compare ourselves to others, we lose sight of our being, of who we are.

There are so many things we fear we won’t measure up to.  We live in fear of not measuring up to expectations, to each other, to the jobs we do, to our parents, to our children, to our own potential.  We say the problem isn’t that we don’t measure up.  The problem is, we get caught up in comparison, in using the measurement of judgment.  Truly, whatever we judge, whomever we judge, is of no use to us.  For we have lost sight of their gifts.

It is interesting that we call our measurement, our comparison devices, ruler for they do indeed rule us.  The moment we move into judgment; we move off center, we move out of the awareness of our own and other’s gifts.

What if instead of trying to measure up to some standard, we could invite God’s best, our inner best to come forth.  This invitation brings all the gifts forward to be expressed and experienced.  What is jealousy but a comparison to a perceived lack?  What is insecurity but a belief we must compare ourselves to another’s life, another’s accomplishments?

Comparison is a lose-lose proposition, for if you compare yourself and find yourself “wanting”, you lose sight of what is truly within you.  If you compare yourself to another and find yourself “better than” you have lost sight of the worth of that person.

We invite you to see that you’ll never measure up to anything, for measurement can never be satisfied; it has its basis in lack, in not seeing the gifts within us.  It is time to see comparison for what it really is—it is the place where we lose sight of our connection to Source, and all the gifts of Source.  Our gifts cannot be measured.  Who we are cannot be compared—it is priceless.

For your consideration — the Guides.   

~~Author Unknown

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