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126. The People Who Drive Us Crazy

We all have them. My current one is Frank. My friend's one is Sandy. For you it may be your boss, your mother, your brother, one of your clients, your next door neighbour. They are the people who drive us nuts, press our buttons, test us regularly. The best possible thing that could happen is that they go away, right? Preferably Australia. Or maybe not. They could just be our saviours. 'We call them gurus,' says Buddhist Pema Chodron. Because every time someone gets your goat it's an opportunity to notice what triggers you, to ponder why, and to understand and heal something inside of you. Gurdjieff was an influential spiritual teacher in the last century and he well knew the utility of