Sometimes I meet friends from the past, and they will say things like,..’I bought a new house!’
With mental illness it is very difficult to achieve things. I focus a lot on surviving, on avoiding an argument or self-pity.
But I might achieve very little in a given year.
I need to be glad for people when they do achieve, but understand that our lives are different.
They do not have an illness.
They have opportunities that I will not have.
I just ignore all this. I smile at my friends, and say ‘Great!’
Then I move on. I walk my own path.
It would not be good to compare my own life to the lives of others.
I need to understand that illness has an impact no matter what we do.
When I cleared envy from my life, I felt clean and free.
I now focus on my own tasks, and I live and let live.