Our relationships are the playground of spiritual awakening.
“Whenever your relationship is not working, whenever it brings out the ‘madness’ in your and in your partner, be glad. What was unconscious is being brought up to the light. It is an opportunity for salvation.”
Relationships, whether with lovers, family, co-workers, friends or the frustrating person behind you in line at the store, play a significant role in your souls development. Each can be your sadhana, your spiritual practice. When we bring a higher consciousness to our interactions, there is a greater possibility of staying present in challenging situations rather than becoming reactive.
If you interact with someone who is caught in the pain of unconsciousness, become a source of compassion. Observe what arises for you and hold it in your loving embrace rather than feeding the situation with negative energy. Eventually, this will become easier and easier – this is the barometer which lets you see how much you are evolving.
One of the greatest gifts you can give another is a healthy and safe space to express himself or herself. As you stay present and listen without defensiveness or judgment, you create a space where a transformation can occur. As long as one person is conscious, new energy has the potential to break through old patterns and limiting beliefs. See yourself as a loving agent of change.