There are five beings in my house. Two humans, two dogs and one cat. Everyone gets and gives plenty of love. The Saint Bernard puppy insists on being part of any and all interactions. If my husband picks up the cat, Valentino will cry because he wants to be held. If I hug my husband, V will squeeze between us. If Valentino is outside and doesn’t want to come in, all we have to do is pat the other dog and V will come running to break it up.
We get a kick out of his neediness. It’s predictable and his intentions are obvious. I wonder is he insecure? Was he born this way? Did we do something to create this green eyed furry monster?
Human jealousy is not cute. I think everyone has it to some degree. I believe we each have the power to turn it up or down. We are not jealous because of others. We are jealous because of our perception of the situation.
If you struggle with jealousy, you are not alone. There are simple techniques to get a grip your inner hater.
2. Don’t seek others approval
3. Don’t compare yourself to others.
4. Focus on what you like about others
5. Express love
I’m not sure if Valentino’s demanding tendencies are set in stone. Will he ever be able to stay put and know he will get a hug too? I just know there’s plenty of love to go around. When you believe that, you will see that too.