How are your relationships going? Friendships, business associates and family members are all relationships that we have to navigate on a daily basis. How we navigate these affects both the other parties and ourselves.
Whilst others seem to affect us, we are responsible for our internal reactions to the external matters about us. Whilst we cannot control how others act and what they think or say about us, we can be in command of what we think and our attached reactions.
Imagine for a moment that your life is represented by a field – one acre in size. Reflecting back over your life – visualise that every time you have had a negative thought or said something negative or done something negative, that this has planted vividly negative seeds in the field of your life. As time progressed, these seeds grew into horrible looking, twisted and thorny weeds representing all the ill fortune, negative events and negative people in your life.
Whether we like it not, our partner was 'attracted' into our life by our karma. Our partner or soulmate has been sent with the specific purpose of 'pressing our buttons' in order that we may grow. In fact a true soulmate, will continue to cause us to have to grow.
Whilst we may choose not to learn from these lessons (our partner pressing our buttons) and we may 'blame' our partner for 'their' reactions to us...