I always try to personify any feeling by explaining them in terms of tangible human behavior. Though it’s weird yet it works. As it become easy for me to mend myself .As last night I was thinking about the feeling of jealousy .I was trying to portray what exactly happens while a person becomes the victim of such a poisonous emotion. Then it reminds me that when I caught the infection of chicken pox at the age of 4, there was sheer itching on my face. But my mother asked me not to rub that itching spots as it would ruin my face. She told me to be patient as once the infection would be cured so thus the itching.

Then I came to the conclusion that jealousy is like a constant itching. Every time you feel it, you want to rub yourself .Friction produced heat. Itching boils down for a moment. But it again appears. Constant rubbing reddens your skin and then there appear scars. Scars continue to exist for few days and left behind constant mark. The force you invest in rubbing your own skin to get rid of mere itching becomes a constant mark. Once we start feeling jealous of someone. This emotion ignites a fear that we could be unnoticed in the presence of envied one. We start working hard. We make our activities rather fast to leave behind our competitors. And once we do this; there comes some more figures that prove themselves a threat for our ego, for our feeling of having been best so far. We again increase our pace of working. In doing so, we don’t even realize that this endless labor leads us nowhere. Jealousy is not a driving force but rather it keeps us mingling with life and during this tussle ,we seriously damage our personality. There is no cure in this world for this emotion. The best way is to bear that itching without rubbing it. Soon it will disappear without giving you any harm


Christopher said…
i really like this technique, it could be very useful in writing i think
Mind Writer! said…
But it's hard not to be jealous. It may be easier to think that next time when I'd be prone to jealousy, I'd refrain myself, but it's one of the hardest things to deal with.
Heavenly Muse said…
@ Christopher is as per my experience.Try

@Mind Writer
you are right,its an instinctive attitude.But you will agree with one thing that we could be better human beings by keeping in boundaries these instincts.
covnitkepr1 said…
Like you said...we just have to learn how not to scratch.

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kathew said…
great post-love the analogy
Thousif Raza said…
i agree with you but its not true all the time.. jealously in a relationship is sometimes good... towards a lil extent... talking by your own example like scratching a itch just a lil so that you feel a lil calm... if there are no feelings of a lil jealousy in a relationship it dies... we just have to keep in check... in general yeah what you say is rgt... because jealously leads to bad thing... i guess i will agree with you there completely :)... nice one :)

take care and keep writing.........
Heavenly Muse said…
@ kathew

@ Tousif Raza

i heard ''hatred and love'' both are relations.
if jealousy is a relation then its really meloncholic rather wicked one.
thanks for sharing your veiw.:-)
Heavenly Muse said…
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dr.antony said…
Some amount of jealousy is there in every one and understandable.That prompts you to further your performance.Comparison is a genetic vice we all have. But it becomes an illness when one gets a happiness out of other's misfortunes.
Heavenly Muse said…
@ DR.antony
thanks for sharing your veiws.
Jack said…
H M,

Very good point taken up. It is human nature to be jealous but if one can overcome it, there is total bliss. One should do his or her best and never compare with others.

Take care
Rebel Attitude said…
thanks for your visit, original pic!!
meerasrajan said…
This was lovely. I also often try to visualize. I used to do this as a child with numbres. No 7 - a very handsome man, No 5- an eccentric young fellow, No 8- a fat woman, no2- a young energetic girl. I am really surprised to see someone else do this albeit with emotions. Love your blog...!

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