Laws of the Universe: How Do I Manage My Jealousy?

Do you ever take a look your life and wish that somehow it would get better, yet all you feel is a sense of struggle and failure, even though others seem to have it easier? Do you try your hardest and nothing changes?Do you have big dreams but find yourself always wishing for something which never comes to be, except for someone else? Then if those feelings aren’t bad enough, it may appear to you everyone else has it so much better than you. There are people who seem to get what they want or never have to worry about their life or career, when your troubles never seem to go away. This is when the bitter feelings of jealousy may arise.Whenever someone feels like this way, it is a time when they may reach out for help or ask someone else for answers. This is when a person may turn to religion, which teaches you to pray and make your case heard. But many religions tell you that you will face a supreme being who you have been told is vengeful in nature. You also have to live according to what the church has deemed is right and wrong, which means you are going to spend most of your life walking on a tightrope. If your life doesn’t change after praying, it is natural to think the supreme being has not deemed you worthy or you haven’t followed the rules correctly.If you follow many of the New Age teachers, especially Law of Attraction teachers, they will tell you to focus on your bliss, think happy thoughts, put it into a vortex, tell the Universe about it, or hope an entity referred to as Source will help you out. But you cannot feel bliss when you are in the middle of envy. You cannot find a happy thought when you perceive someone has more than you and it creates negative feelings within you. And asking the Universe or a Source to help you seems as mysterious as praying to a supreme being. The rationale why Law of Attraction is used as a source for all answers comes down to one phrase: like attracts like; which means you should be able to acquire anything you want just by thinking about it or focusing on it.The reality is this: When changes do not occur and the jealous feelings are not resolved because the desire to make improvements intensifies, most people come to the conclusion there is something else involved other than praying or using thoughts to attract what is wanted. It is a matter of the harder someone tries to bring about changes, and nothing occurs no matter what techniques are used, the greater the frustration becomes. When people turn to religious or New Age teachers they are often taught to wait upon someone or something else to help them, never learning to find the answers on their own. This is not a good place to be when you are already feeling negativity, as jealousy has no positive attributes.Yes, it is possible to find hundreds of other people who have it worse off than you. But after years of struggle, even that type of thought process is going to hold little value any longer. After a while you simply want it to be your turn. Perhaps you have reached an age where you feel you have gotten too old to now have what you want, and life is about to pass you by. You are not only jealous of those who have more than you have, you are envious of those who are much younger than you who have seemed to figure out the secret to success early on in life.

How do you overcome and manage these emotions? It is going to take more than a quick fix now as a positive affirmation, along with anything which does not get to and address the root cause, will not last long.This is what I wanted to learn more about as I was connected to the Collective Consciousness of mankind and higher order Universal Wisdom. I will share with you what I have learned about addressing and managing jealousy.A universal truth is this: Jealousy, or the emotion of feeling envious of another based upon perceived qualities or characteristics, is a purely human condition. In no other living being does this emotional state exist. And why does it exist within humans? Because man is taught to be disconnected from their inner knowing and told to depend upon someone else, any time they need guidance.This internal disconnection allows man to forget they can find answers to questions about life and as a result, internal turmoil occurs when help is sought and cannot be found. Now man believes someone or something else controls their life and the destiny of each person, which makes it seem as if abundance and well-being is allocated in some manner to each individual. That believe creates the emotion of envy.Common Misconceptions Creating FrustrationThere are many misconceptions about achieving what is wanted in life, especially as related to attaining success, receiving answers to important questions, and gaining help from heavenly or divine sources. These misconceptions are the result of common phrases used and perpetuated by man over time, by motivational speakers and writers, religious leaders, and New Age teachers. When a person is living a life of squalor, abject poverty, or conditions which are less than desirable, and they ask a religious leader or spiritual teacher for answers, it is easier to use a vague phrase than tell people the truth. The belief is that people either do not want the truth or they want hope instead.The following are examples of vague statements which create misconceptions:

Success is the result of hard work.

Put your trust in the Lord.

Pray and have faith.

God has a plan for your life.

Don’t worry because Source has your back.

Trust the Universe to provide what you need.

All will be revealed to you in time.

Good things come to those who wait.

Visualize what you want and it will manifest.

One Law of Attraction teacher tells followers to put their desires into a Vortex and perhaps one day, now or in the future, these wishes will be realized. All of these statements are generalizations and provide a quick and easy way to answer questions about life, when someone believes they have been shortchanged and other people are getting ahead of them. It is easier to tell someone to have faith, or have hope in a higher power, than to be honest with them and tell them about the purpose of their life now. To defer to a supreme being who is not going to respond with an audible sound is to offer nothing more than false hope and platitudes.Someone who is frustrated and feeling envious will likely not instantaneously change after hearing any of these statements, as the chronic negative emotions are developed over time. More importantly, when someone has reached this point they no longer accept the fact this is what their life is supposed to be and they are a long way from acceptance. Yet acceptance is exactly what is needed by someone who is feeling envious of others and it is acceptance which religious leaders and spiritual teachers fear most.Teaching Dependency vs. AcceptanceConsider what would happen if you went to a religious leader or spiritual teacher and they did not tell you to pray to, or seek assistance from, a supreme being, Source, Universe, or anyone similar. For someone who is struggling to find answers in life, one of the best responses which could be offered is this: “Where you are at in life right now is where you are meant to be. Life follows a plan, a plan you have already designed. What you can do is to attune or reflect and listen in your mind for the Collective Consciousness of mankind, and then you will be receptive to insight and wisdom.”What is often feared by religious and spiritual leaders is that the advice they provide would be taken and then followers would leave, no longer needing their guidance. It would break the bonds of dependency which keep followers coming back, even when they are not taught how to find answers for themselves. To retain followers there must be a need, which means followers cannot be allowed to think completely on their own, and there also needs to be an element of fear involved for disobeying the required rules.Finding an Energetic BalanceThe emotional reaction of jealousy is an indicator of an internal issue within a person. There is more involved than a person looking at someone else and wishing they could have their career or life. There is a deeper feeling of something missing or being out of place, or even that they have lost control of their life. It is almost a sense of feeling helpless about their life and/or career. Whatever the exact underlying cause may be, it has caused an energetic imbalance. Now the negative energy spectrum is much more active and this means the person will be more susceptible to experiencing other negative emotions and feelings.In order to manage jealousy, a person must find a way to restore their energetic balance. This can be accomplished when the person has been able to reflect, attune, listen, meditate, or be quiet in some manner. This is when they have the greatest access to endless insight and wisdom. However, restoring this energy balance does take patience and practice, as it requires learning to listen from within rather than from without. It means learning to trust yourself and what you are accessing through your own mind, rather than waiting on someone or something else to make changes for you.

What causes the most important shift in energy restoration is learning about life and the purpose of having a life plan. A person finds energetic balance when they can state with certainty: I am where I am supposed to be at in life, there are no accidents, I know I have a plan for my life, and everything is going according to plan. This removes any negative emotions of envy or jealousy.Finding Internal Peace and AnswersWhen a person looks at someone else and it triggers feelings of lack within them, it means there are insecurities and uncertainties which have not been resolved. There is a lack of trust, either in being able to find answers on their own or knowing the plan for their life is on track and unfolding as it should be now. Finding internal peace is about balancing energy within and sustaining it over time. But when someone is dependent upon a religious or spiritual teacher for answers, or they believe they must wait for divine guidance, that internal energy is often disrupted. It is challenging to sustain peace when you do not know how, or you have not learned to, trust the guidance within.You learn to find answers on your own during moments of quiet and reflection by having a focused question and waiting for insight. A person may find it easier to write in a journal to help the connection with the Collective Consciousness flow. The answers will arrive at first through “aha” moments and flashes of insight so subtle you may not realize how it arrived. But the more you practice, the easier you will find yourself connected to the source of life energy. Soon you will know you can seek answers to any question you have about life, without needing anyone to intervene for you.Managing Your JealousyWhen a person looks at someone or something else and feels a sense of envy or jealousy, the most important step to take is that of self-assessment. There is an energetic imbalance to consider and something which has triggered a feeling of inadequacy or lack from within. Rather than seek help from someone else, this is a time for reflection and attunement to the Collective Consciousness of mankind to seek insight and wisdom. The desire to want more from life, to better yourself, to achieve more, and to have dreams is part of living a life of purpose. But it comes about not through comparisons, rather it develops according to the plan for your life.The more you are attuned to your life’s plan, listening for insight from within, and maintaining a balanced energetic state, the more you will find you are in control of your life and the outcomes you experience. Look forward to the life you have planned and what you will learn along the way. While there will always be degrees of lives who are better and worse than yours, your life is perfect.

What Is UX Design?

User Experience is a conglomeration of tasks focused on optimization of a product for effective and enjoyable use. User Experience Design is the process of development and improvement of quality interaction between a user and all facets of a company.U ser Experience Design is responsible for being hands-on with the process of research, testing, development, content, and prototyping to test for quality results. User Experience Design is, in theory, a non-digital (cognitive science) practice but used and defined predominantly by digital industries.

Introduction to UX Planning
The easiest way to approach the planning phase for UX projects is to determine the approach you think ought to be taken for a project, then examine the constraints and amend the approach based on these constraints. This should enable you to determine budgets and timescales if they weren’t given to you by your potential client beforehand. UX projects that are well planned are easier to execute and offer a higher chance of succeeding than those that are managed on an ad-hoc basis For designers working in the ever-changing field of user experience, it’s always important to consider the fundamental principles of design. At many levels, the nature of the work that we do constantly shifts and evolves-whether we’re designing for new technologies or different contexts, ranging from apps for personal use to cross-channel experiences. When we’re called upon to solve design problems that we haven’t solved before, design principles provide a sound basis for devising innovative solutions. All of these trends have required us to look at design afresh and come up with new interaction models, design patterns, and standards-many of which are still evolving.

Visual design trends shift as well-sometimes for the better; sometimes not. For example, in the recent past, we saw the prevalent use of small, light-gray fonts that were both too small and too low contrast for good readability-for almost anybody, not just those with serious visual deficits. Now we’re seeing bigger fonts-solving that readability problem. UX Design Principles course provides foundational level skills for those interested or working in user experience design. The workshop covers aspects of designing for web, apps, and mobile. This UX workshop is suitable for designers, business analysts, product managers, and developers. No UX or design previous experience is required. It serves as the foundation for the UX Classes as well as the UX Certificate program at American Graphics Institute.

What is UI Design?
User Interface Design is its complement, the look and feel, the presentation and interactivity of a product. But like UX, it is easily and often confused by the industries that employ UI Designers. User interface design (UID) or user interface engineering is the design of websites, computers, appliances, machines, mobile communication devices, and software applications with the focus on the user’s experience and interaction. UI Design is closer to what we refer to as graphic design, though the responsibilities are somewhat more complex. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) integrates concepts and methods from computer science, design, and psychology to build interfaces that are accessible, easy to use, and efficient. There are three factors that should be considered for the design of a successful user interface; development factors, visibility factors and acceptance factors. Development factors help by improving visual communication. These include: platform constraints, toolkits and component libraries, support for rapid prototyping, and customizability. Visibility factors take into account human factors and express a strong visual identity. These include human abilities, product identity, clear conceptual model, and multiple representations. Included as acceptance factors are an installed base, corporate politics, international markets, and documentation and training. There are three fundamental principles involved in the use of the visible language.

Do’s and Don’ts of UI and UX Design
User experience online is very similar to the user experience you get when going to a grocery store. You want a pleasant time without any hassle. You want to be able to navigate the store quickly, get what you need right away, head to the checkout line without a wait, and get back home. You don’t want to deal with a slow cashier, items not where they should be or out of stock, hostile employees, or a crammed parking lot. You simply want what you came for (groceries) and be on your way. Stores understand this and have spent a considerable amount of time and money to help you navigate the store easier, make sure items you want are in stock, and to provide fast and friendly checkout lines. It may seem a bit corny to think of UX design in terms of going to your local grocery store, but the experiences are similar. Our customers are visitors to the sites we create, and the groceries are the content in which they came to the site for. For those of us who go to the store, it’s easy for us to pinpoint things that irritate us or think should be improved. However, when it comes to our own designs and user interfaces and the creation of them, we may not be able to point out these irritants ahead of time before users do. We can fix this by taking a step back and look for these weak points in our design, so that we don’t cause them unnecessary frustration and keep them on our site so they can get to the content they were looking for. To help us designers step back and look at our designs and user interfaces from the eyes of the visitor, let’s run through some do’s and don’ts to look out for so we can help them get exactly what they came for without irritation or a bad UX.

1. DO: Provide a similar experience regardless of the device Visitors are coming to your site using many different types of devices. They can visit your site on their desktop or laptop, tablet, phone, music player, game console, or even their watches. A big part of user experience design is ensuring that no matter how the visitor sees your site, they are getting the same experience they would if they were to visit from another device. This means that if a visitor is seeing your site on their phone, they should still be able to find everything they need without trouble just like they would if they were viewing your site on their desktop at home. A seamless experience across all of your devices helps keep your users on your site regardless of the device they are using.

2. DO: Provide instantly recognizable and easy-to-use navigation The key to providing a pleasant user experience for users is to understand that they are in search of content. They want information that you are providing on your site. The way they get there is by using your site’s navigation to quickly get to the content they are looking for. Provide a user-friendly navigation system that is easy to recognize and easy to use. Design your navigation in a way that gets visitors where they want to go with the least amount of clicks as possible while still being easy to scan and locate where they need to go.

3. DON’T: Letting the design of the site hinder the site’s readability The design of a site or user interface should never interfere with the user’s ability to consume the content on the screen. This includes having busy backgrounds behind content or poor color schemes that hinder the site’s readability. Busy backgrounds cause a distraction and take attention away from the content, even more so if the busy background is directly underneath the content. In addition, be careful not to use color schemes that decrease the contrast of the typography on the screen (i.e. light gray type of a white background). Focus on the typography of your site to ensure issues such as line length, line height, kerning, and font choice doesn’t pose issues for readability.

4. DON’T: Hindering a visitor’s ability to scan the screen As I mentioned above, users and visitors alike often scan the screen quickly before settling in to read any one particular thing with focus. Users often scan for visual cues such as headings, pictures, buttons, and blocks to know where they should focus their attention. If you start removing these items, it makes it hard for users to scan your content to find what they are looking for. Using appropriate headings that are easily seen, pictures to illustrate points, buttons for navigation, and blocks of content that are unique or important help users scan the screen to find what they need.