In my personal experience, when I find myself frequently working with a certain person on a project, it is because there is a lesson hidden somewhere within the experience, meant for me to seek out, find, and contemplate. I like to think of it as a scavenger hunt. Thinking of the experience from this perspective helps me to make the best of a seemingly annoying situation. Instead of repeating to myself that I do not enjoy working with the certain person and that I wish to be paired with someone else, I like to try to seek out the best qualities of my partner, and reflect those qualities back to him or her.
Those who are familiar with the Law of Attraction understand the principle that the qualities we exhibit are often the qualities that will be reflected back to us by others who surround us. When we project certain negative expectations toward a person with whom we are asked to work, we may often find that those expectations manifest in less-than-pleasant behaviour and attitudes exhibited by our partners. You may have heard psychologists refer to this as a ‘self-fulfilling prophecy.’ We may also put a positive spin on the same idea. When we expect the best from the person with whom we work, and when we seek out that person’s best qualities, we may often find that these qualities will shine through and the negative personality traits that used to annoy us about the person seem to fade into the background. Overtime, we may even find that the person with whom we work seems to have actually changed for the better by allowing his or her best qualities to shine brightly. This may be due to the encouragement that the person has received from others.
It is also very possible that, even with our most positive expectations, we may find that our partner does not reciprocate the respect and positive expectations that we project onto him or her. Such experiences may often have additional lessons that await us in the creases of the fabric, and to find those lessons, we may need to smooth out the creases of the fabric to uncover hidden gems. It may very well be that working with someone who is not a good match for us is meant to teach us patience, respect for the opinions of others, or to speak out for ourselves instead of allowing ourselves to be bullied by someone who wants to do things his or her way and does not wish to consider the opinions of others. Sometimes, it may be difficult to acknowledge, but working with a less-than-pleasant individual may provide us with a mirror to examine our own personalities and the different traits that we may possess. Often, what ‘rubs us the wrong way’ about someone’s attitude is precisely what we do which may also annoy someone else.
So, if you are currently working with someone whose attitude may annoy you, you may choose to take some time to consider what it is, exactly, about that person, that makes you upset. You may ask this question during a meditative exercise. Simply ask the question of Spirit and look for an answer in the form of a sign, idea, or even something that someone may say to us. Perhaps it’s our own attitudes that play a major role in the creation of the conflict that we may experience. Ask yourself about the lesson that may be a part of the experience. And remember to seek out the gems that may hide in the creases of the fabric with which we work. Take time to smooth out the creases and uncover what lies beneath. We may find that the fabric itself is, actually, beautiful.
Affirmation: ‘I seek out the best in everyone I meet today.’
Wishing you a wonderful week, and may the fabric of your day be easily smoothed to reveal many beautiful hidden gems.