Comparison is the Thief of Joy

We all deal with negative voices in our heads and comparison loves to attach itself to those voices. Theodore Roosevelt said that comparison is the thief of joy. By wanting things to be different than they are we get caught in the cycle of desire, and this cycle may actually prevent us from getting what we want.  The key is to strike a balance between striving and desire.

Christian Cristiano is the host of Wellness for Realists on emPOWERme.tv and the premier provider of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and Wellness Coaching in Los Angeles. Christian received his Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and has been helping people heal for 12 years. Check out Christian Cristiano’s website: www.AcupuncturebyChristian.com

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