Relationships can be our greatest opportunity for spiritual growth.
Kriyananda tells us that Yogananda said, “Until we can win the love of others, we cannot expect to win God’s love.”
Kriyananda also described a situation where people caused him suffering. Instead of reacting with anger, he said to himself, “I am happier loving than hating. If I am happier giving love than reacting with resentment, then it’s not my problem how they treat me. It’s my problem how I react. It’s my problem the kind of thoughts I put out. I choose to love, purely and simply because I’m happier when I love and I don’t see why I should suffer twice.”