How Do You Look At Relationships?
We all tend to categorize our relationships and rate them according to
importance in our lives. The truth is that EVERY relationship—whether
it's with your BFF, your parents, your significant other, a co-worker,
the person who let the door slam in your face this morning, or the one
you saw throwing litter out on the highway yesterday—is just as
important in your life.
Each interaction you have with another person, whether directly or indirectly, is a relationship and gives you the opportunity to learn something about yourself and make a positive change. Each one activates emotions within you. Being aware of what these emotions are and analyzing what within you is reacting to the other person or their actions is where the opportunity for your growth comes in.
The relationships in your life are the only way you can tell whether you're making progress in your spiritual growth. If you are always in a state of reaction, letting life in the form of other people control your life, you not only have more work to do, you know right where to start!