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We all have people in our lives who have this magical ability to pull our strings, make us feel small, and get on our last nerve. They might be a co-worker, a loved one, or possibly someone television personality. We make this person out to be our worst enemy, but really they are our best friend.
Yep, I said it. Best friend.
That person is your best friend because he’s teaching you something: that you haven’t mastered yourself yet.
There’s a lot of hell that surrounds you in life, but the greatest hell is that which you create. What about this person makes you choose misery? What about this person makes you surrender your power? What about this person throws you off your game…TRULY throws you off your game? Further, what are we becoming because of it? What power can you create because of it? What’s possible from living this way?
When you’ve mastered yourself, you accept people for who they really are and it doesn’t affect you. They’re like a gentle breeze and you’re a granite cliff: you notice – if you want to – but don’t internalize it. That person doesn’t become a part of you. The virus dies because your immune system is too strong.
There’s a lot you can learn from you worst enemy…possibly more than you can from you best friend. Which, again, begs the question…