“After our birth in the physical state, our main source of learning is through relationships. Through the joy and pain of interaction with other people, we progress on our spiritual paths in order to learn about love from all sides. Relationships are a living laboratory, a field test to determine how we are doing, whether our lessons have been learned…
“In relationships our emotions are evoked, and we react. Have we learned to turn the other cheek or do we retaliate with violence? Do we reach out to others with understanding, love and compassion, or do we react with fear, selfishness, or rejection? Without relationships we would not know; we could not test our progress. They are wonderful but difficult opportunities to learn.”
~Brian Weiss, M.D.