Is Envy Stealing Your Happiness? | Do you feel dissatisfied when you compare your life to other people’s lives? Instagram feeds are famously full of the shiny, happy pictures of other people’s perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect life… and not to mention their perfectly executed yoga poses in exotic locations. When we compare ourselves to people with more money, fame, beauty, talent, personality, luck, and so on, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with feelings of discontent or envy. But this tendency to compare ourselves with others is incredibly destructive and keeps us from experiencing inner peace and happiness. How can envy and frustration be removed once and for all, setting us free and allowing us to live a truly happy life?
In the world today there appears to be a great rarity of real love and compassion. We experience a lack of kindness and friendship, a scarcity of honesty and simplicity. True happiness and humility are rare. But fear is not rare, nor is international, interracial, interfaith, and intersexual conflict and it becomes all too easy to be overwhelmed by feelings of hopelessness. What can the wisdom of yoga teach us about the personal steps we can take to make a positive contribution to those around us and the world we live in? Please join us as we present this four-part series. Discover the way to true peace and happiness, plus take part in beautiful and moving mantra meditation as Acharya Das leads us through kirtan.
- Part 1: Be a Force for Good
- Part 2: How to End Racism and Bigotry
- Part 3: Is Envy Stealing Your Happiness?
- Part 4: A Spiritual Approach to Economic and Environmental Problems
- Part 5: Q & A On Becoming A Force For Good In The World