Inspiration & Comparison

Inspiration & Comparison

I have been thinking about inspiration for the past while - what it looks like, how it feels in our bodies, how it differs for each of us yet can be so wildly similar.

I have begun to wonder if occasionally, inspiration can lead to comparison. To me, it feels like there is a fine line between the two and that it is possible to have inspiration land as comparison in your body, in your ego.

I have recently found myself with that all too familiar feeling and pull of “if that’s working for her, for them, it should be working for me” or “that works for this person, so I will do the same and experience the same outcome.” What I have come to realize is that, that thinking can lead straight to a comparison trap; to the voice of your ego telling you that you are not good enough or whatever that tape is that your ego plays for you.

In untangling my jumbled thoughts through the work of Byron Katie, I came to see that what works one week, may not necessarily feel good for us the next week, a week later may feel just right again, and so on and so forth. So, I’m getting curious about what inspires me, what feels good in my body, asking myself if I truly desire to do a certain activity, to go certain places - instead of restricting myself to the thought that I - should - be doing what everyone else seems to be doing. I am excited to see where this lands me and what unfolds in the process.

I would love to hear your thoughts on inspiration, comparison and if you think there may be a connection between the two.