We are all bridges to the source. Since this is so, it is important to bring awareness to all of our relationships. These connections are an extension of our spiritual practice, and are good, honest indications of our progress on the path. They act as a mirror and reflect the way we’ve been treating others as well as how we want to be treated. This is an often overlooked aspect of the practice, because it’s so easy to get wrapped up in your own spiritual mess. Pay close attention to yourself when someone is speaking to you. Is your body tense? Are you waiting for them to finish so you can respond, or are you truly listening? It is true that who we are lies within, but it is also true that who we are is shown in the way we treat our fellow human beings on this planet.