ENVY

“Envy often manifests itself as unreasoning anger.  We must deal with it as if we were a bull-fighter, facing a bull.  The bull is allowed to expend its anger-energy harmlessly by letting it think it engages us, although it only engages the red flag;  we stay carefully aside and detached.  Sometimes our ego arouses envy in others.  We do this when through idle curiosity we go beyond our limits into another person’s territory.  Their ego springs to defense, as when we enter a snake’s territory.  If we are more adroit than the snake, we may conquer the hazard, but the snake is poisonous and good at self-defense;  it is better to stay out of its territory.” I Ching

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s