Comparison: The Path to Nowhere

grass pathIn tender moments, it is all too easy to compare ourselves to other people.  In fact, few endeavors breed more unnecessary suffering than the act of comparison.  Your path ~ and your radiance on that path ~ are specific to you alone.  No one else can go the same way you do, nor can you follow the same way as anyone else.  When you simply notice the glory in another person, you are witness to a reflection of your own sweet glory, the glory that exists in the very nature of Being.  When comparison enters into this noticing, however, your own path becomes obscured, leaving you lost in the woods.  The hidden invitation in the midst of this pain is to fall in love with your own and singular expression of Being.  It is the only way out of the woods.