Did you ever wonder why jealousy is called “A green eyed monster” or do you know? The actual labeling is supposed to be from Shakespeare and Othello where the husband strangles his beautiful faithful, loving wife to death because he was deceived by a lying schemer. This gives some idea of the ugly power of jealousy and the destruction it can cause. The monster is also hiding in all of us and some of us have it chained pretty well and some of us don’t. We all need to chain the monster because once the jealousy monster is loose all hell breaks loose and the destruction goes in any and all directions. The green-eyed monster may refer to a cat who stalks, plays, pounces and even toys with his victim. JEALOUSY is a sick and depraved monster and I would guess that every person has been nipped or savagely attacked, mauled or maimed by the monster of JEALOUSY. I know I have been, but other times, the damage was done and then I was left stunned and hurt and trying to figure it all out what happened and why. Why does it happen?
The montster of jealousy is a disguise artist and can be invisible so I would like to warn others and learn more about it. We all know, “CAINE slew ABEL” who were brothers in the BIBLE. As a child, I kept wondering what that was all about and why was it there. JEALOUSY between brothers and sisters have been destroying families since the beginning of time. I can understand the rivalry for a mate, but I struggle to accept that family members could be that JEALOUS and cause the hatefulness that they do. If we realize how stupid JEALOUSY is maybe we would try get get some control over it. Honestly, I don’t act out of jealousy and rarely feel a pang or snarl of the monster, but I was easy prey for the Monster. I realized that I must have had something worthy of envy to rouse the GREEN-eyed monster and I decided to look at myself and be very grateful for what attributes that were inspiring envy and be very grateful for them. I also know that it may be a good idea not to excited jealousy, or is that possible?
Anything can rouse the JEALOUSY monster, so not rousing the monster in others is virtually impossible. You may think they are better off than you in every way and their monster is unleashed anyway. People need to appreciate themselves, and the monster of JEALOUSY may be tamed and the damage may be understood and abated if not cured. I have been a victim of jealousy in it’s most virulent forms in my life. I think I was innocent, but it may be like rape and robbery; I did have a desirable mate, or I was wearing jewelry, or I sounded too wise, or was too well-regarded, or some other something capable of arousing the wild beast of JEALOUSY. If you are not the jealous type you may become a victim of others who find you a rather defenseless Target because of their innocence or ignorance.
I hope I have convinced you to help us all chain the MONSTER within and to be vigilant for the MONSTER stalking and prowling about loose and on a long chain or none at all. Also, be aware that the jealousy monster is always there somewhere close. This may sound too extreme, but aren't you always somewhat aware of thieves or robbers, well the jealousy monster has probably done more damage and stolen more from you than other types of thieves. What has been stolen from you because of JEALOUSY. What suffering has been caused by jealousy?