There are few things more destructive than a spirit of Envy from artist to artist.
On the other hand, there are few things more inspiring than a person who faces their own insecurities while courageously choosing to become a part of a community of artists.
Envy is often the robber of community.
We must push past our feelings of inadequacy and not succumb to isolation and self-obsession. By surrounding ourselves with other artists that can help us grow, we are standing in the face of our insecurities and demanding that they get out of the drivers seat.
Envy will try and steal our joy, but what is lost can always be found again through equanimity.
Today pay attention to feelings of competition that may rise up in you, and try replacing them with positive and uplifting thoughts toward others.