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Comparing Yourself

If I am all the time measuring myself against you, struggling to be like you, then I am denying what I am myself.
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

When I have understood that comparison in any form leads only to greater illusion and greater misery, just as when I analyze myself, or identify myself with something outside myself - when I understand that all such processes lead only to greater conformity and therefore greater conflict - when I see all this I put it completely away. Then my mind is no longer seeking. Then my mind is no longer groping, searching, questioning. This does not mean that my mind is satisfied with things as they are, but such a mind has no illusion. Such a mind can then move in a totally different dimension. The dimension in which we usually live - the life of every day, which is pain, pleasure, and fear - has conditioned the mind, limited the nature of the mind, and when that pain, pleasure and fear have gone, then the mind functions in a different dimension in which there is no conflict, no sense of 'otherness'.

- Jiddu Krishnamurti,  Freedom from the Known

Choiceless Awareness