Ditching comparison is only one step in a good direction, the best part is what comes next.
What do you do well? What do you enjoy? What gives life to your heart? What is it that brings integration between your body, soul and spirit?
The true answers to these questions can only be found when we stop comparing, and as I have slowly left comparison island, little by little I am discovering who I am. The only limitations that exist are the ones that are real, so I will not be going to the beach today because I live in Switzerland where it is October and chilly not to mention we have no ocean.
For years I hardly cooked because I was busy looking at the ways I’ve failed in the kitchen before and comparing myself to other good cooks, my mother, my sisters, my friends. It took being in a foreign country with no real relationships to whom I could compare myself and the need to feed Husband and I that made me realize that I love to cook, I love the creativity and I love the challenge. I also love protecting our health through what we put in our bodies. I don’t know what my life would be like now if I stopped cooking.
What has comparison taken from you? Make a list. What could you start doing today if you weren’t comparing yourself to a false standard? Write down your desires, your skills, your dreams and see what item on the list you can tackle first.
I’m writing daily in October as part of The Nester’s 31 Days challenge, check out my posts here, and head over to the Nesting Place for other great 31 Days topics.