Step Two: Meditation practices
For this meditation to change your relationship with jealousy, you'll need to make it an ongoing practice. Creating space between yourself and difficult feelings is a skill that takes time.
Over time, this practice will train you to notice your thoughts instead of immediately reacting to them. This little space gives you power over how you choose to act, allows you to view feelings more objectively, and gives you an opportunity to understand what's behind them.
When you feel confident in this practice, you may want to explore the strength meditation.
Exposure therapy is a very effective tool for treating fear and anxiety. Much like a muscle builds strength through exercise, repeated exposure to difficult feelings builds your ability to cope with them. Instead of waiting for situations that trigger your jealousy, use meditation to build this skill.
Over time, this practice will increase your capacity for coping with jealousy and you may find that building this skill helps you face other difficult feelings.
For happiness and misfortune are brother and sister, and twins, who grow tall together, or... remain small together! ...To speak mystically, the path to one's own heaven always leads through the voluptuousness of one's own hell.