Who is under contract to be a huge annoyance in your life? Is there someone that just keeps getting on your nerves, intimidating the life out of you or just pushing every button you have? I was listening to the wise and inspirational Caroline Myss and she made it very clear that every person we encounter is under contract "from heaven" to be in our lives. And the ones that stir the strongest negative emotion in us are the ones who, without knowing why, keep us on edge. And I'm so grateful that they do.
If we are ever going to find peace in the world, we need to find it in our inner world. If we are ever going to accept others for who they are and how they show up in the world, we must accept ourselves first. All of ourselves. That means seeing the warts and wrinkles along with the extraordinary beauty. And it just might be that the only way some of us can see that is through the mirror that people hold up to us each time we encounter them.
When we feel angry or frustrated with someone it is the perfect time to check in with ourselves and see what's triggering us. As long as we are pointing a finger and saying "I'm not THAT" then we will keep living separate lives, isolated from the depth and breadth of living that is possible. Who is under contract to show you what you are not willing to accept about yourself?