Jealousy is its own brand of poison. It can stunt real growth, hinder creativity, dull our shine, impede self-compassion, and generally just take the wind out of our sails. Whichever side of the jealousy equation you find yourself on, may these poems about jealousy remind you of your own light, which can’t be taken away.
Success is seeing someone else succeed and allowing it to excite you about what you, too, can contribute.
Jealousy is such an… interesting… beast.
I know how judgment feels, in all its various forms; jealousy shows up on the self-destructive end of that spectrum. A little less comparison and a little more compassion might mean a deeper connection with your own experience of life.
I penned these short poems about jealousy to encourage a more loving and helpful perspective so that we, together, could approach our relationships today with hearts and minds that were a bit more open.
To support your best life, your healing and your joy—may these poems about jealousy be exactly what you need to read today.
4 Poems about Jealousy: Love Instead
You can’t take who I am
From me and make it
Who you are.
You would only be
Heavy with your
Cloak of Illusions.
Their light is not an indicator of your shadow; it is an invitation for you to discover your own way to shine. tell a friend
You cannot steal “my” thunder.
You cannot take what cannot
It is there,
It is not there.
It is not yours or mine to keep.
The light that you're worried about losing? That's a seed that cannot be unplanted. tell a friend
If you see a wound,
Try not to stick your finger in it.
There is no balm like
Wounds are for healing and there is no sweeter way to heal than with compassion. tell a friend
If it can be taken from you, it was
Never the ultimate truth.
You can never lose what makes you
I think you’ll love this post about comparison, full of encouraging quotes.
What did these poems bring up for you, and how do you choose to live this day?
In the comments below, share your encouragement and stories with me—I’d love to read them!
Share these poems with a friend who has so much light to give.
Don’t worry about losing what you can’t lose. Don’t worry about taking what you can’t take.