about visualizing what you want
Be careful with visualizing what you want. What does visualizing what you want really entail? Does it not mean encouraging yourself to think thoughts about what you want, what you need, what will make you happy? I am sure here we all understand how thought creates more problems than it solves so encouraging ourselves to think is never a great idea............it seems the question here is how does PookDo stop being envious. The way to stop all these conditioned processes which we have come to live with, and having envy is one, is to be aware of it. You are asking the questions so at a basic level you are aware. Great. So now I would say whenever you have a thought which will lead you to feel envious to be aware that the thought is just a thought. For example, I start to tell you that I just went on a trip to Europe for a month and it was just so wonderful. In your mind arises thoughts like, he is so lucky, I am so unlucky, why cant I go to Europe, this guy is a jerk for making me feel bad. When you have these thoughts if you are aware that they are simply thoughts and not truths -because thoughts are not actually truths, even though they may seem to be- the power of them fades away. Keep being aware as the thoughts come, and they come constantly while you are work I would assume, and eventually you will realize how silly the whole process is. But you cant will that realization into place, you can only be aware of your thoughts, which makes them lose power, which makes the realization eventually spring up from inside of you. Maybe, hopefully, this helps.