Attention

by Tom Swift

When you compare yourself to others, you are inviting envy into your consciousness; it can be a dangerous and destructive quest. This is always one of the great tensions in an awakened or spiritual life, namely, to find the rhythm of its unique language, perception, and belonging. To remain faithful to your life requires commitment and vision that must be constantly renewed.

John O’Donohue, Anam Cara (1998)