I was reminded today while working with a client how those in our lives act as a mirror, they reflect who we are as individuals. That we can see parts of ourselves reflected back at us by those we draw into our lives so that we can see better where we are in this life plan for the purpose of spiritual growth and knowledge. I think Tania Kostos said it best: “It is only when you understand what it truly means to see yourself reflected back at you, that there is no room for blame, there is no room for judgement and there is no room to feel like a victim of another person’s actions or words. There is only room for real love based on understanding and gratitude. Compromise comes easy, forgiveness is a given and growth is inevitable. While this truth applies to all of your relationships, from your family, to your friends and colleagues, and even to those you deem your “enemy”, it is your relationship with your significant other that enables you to take the closest, most accurate look at who you are.” If you do not have a “significant other”, then those qualities you’re searching for in one, is most likely the qualities you seek within yourself. Don’t give up on YOU, so many of the answers we seek are right under our nose.