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Daily Wisdom for December 19

by Lydia Anderson
December 19, 2013
Thu, 12/19/2013 - 12:00 -- landerson

“Difficult people can teach us patience. If we are sincere about working on ourselves—decreasing our ego, anger, and other delusions, and increasing patience, love, and other positive qualities—then someone who arouses our anger is like a teacher, giving us a chance to learn that we still have a lot of work to do. Think of a time when difficulties with another person taught you important lessons. Resolve that when you again encounter problems with people, you will use these as opportunities for growth. It’s possible that you may end up feeling grateful for the difficult people in your life!”—Kathleen McDonald, Awakening the Kind Heart

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