Hello, Dear Readers.
I’m lucky enough to work with some remarkably well-centered people. They’re very inspiring. I’ve often promised (or threatened) to write the Tao of Bert about one co-worker’s ability to not sweat the small stuff and always, always maintain his inner peace.
As luck would have it, I also work with a yoga guru–a practicing Buddhist who is full of wisdom and experience. Recently, she said something that really resonated with me:
“The people who are obstacles in our way are our greatest teachers.”
She said that she sends her greatest adversaries prayers for peace and success everyday, which may be going a bit far, but I like the overall sentiment of her words. One thing I’ve learned with striking clarity this year is that the overall impression people give may not be who they are at all: that unfriendly person who seems not to like you is just shy; that demanding witch with a “b” is actually insecure about her own abilities.
Do you agree or disagree with my co-worker’s sentiment? What has an adversary taught you? Is there someone who is giving you trouble right now who might be (consciously or not) trying to teach you something?