Day 22: How not to compare ourselves

(Photo above by Sour Moha / Unsplash)

Comparing ourselves to others—we all do it. And social media doesn’t help. In fact, it’s proven the more we consume it the worse we feel about ourselves. But Buddhism offers a solution. Today, in addition to chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo for however long we choose, let’s:

Remind ourselves that there is only one person we ever need to compare ourselves to: the person we were yesterday to the person we are today.

Share some inspiration by passing this on to a friend.

Invite a friend

Buddhist teacher Daisaku Ikeda writes:

Nothing is irredeemable in youth. The only real mistake you can make when you are young is giving up on yourself or allowing fear of failure to prevent you from trying to accomplish something. The past is the past; the future is the future. Look to the future and keep moving forward, telling yourself, Everything starts from today—it starts from now, this minute, this moment!

Read more on how not to worry about falling behind.

Time-lapse photography of person standing near train

Photo by Jeffrey Czum / Pexels

Happy chanting!

Your friends at Buddhability

Explore more Practice

Share Your Thoughts

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments