This is such a hard concept to learn, but such a useful one.
The Divine sends us challenging people, difficult people, to help us learn, that’s what I think, anyway.
The real challenge is to be able to see the lesson.
Can you see the pain in someone who tries to hurt you?
Can you not play the victim and instead, have compassion for their suffering?
I know. It’s a challenge. I know this only too well.
And yet, the Divine calls on us to access perfect compassion in those situations.
How many times have we wished someone “would change?”
They’re being their perfect selves–meaning exactly who they were meant to be
–and serving their perfect function in our life–
offering an opportunity to help us grow in wisdom.
In that context, they are already perfect.
But we want them to be who we want them to be.
Yes, I understand that, intellectually.
But emotionally? I’m still a work in progress.