"Picture or imagine that this earth is filled with Buddhas, that every single being you encounter is enlightened, except one---yourself!
Imagine that they are all here to teach you. All those you encounter are acting as they do solely for your benefit, to provide just the teachings and difficulties you need to awaken.
Sense what lessons they offer to you. Inwardly thank them for this. Throughout a day or a week continue to develop the image of enlightened teachers all around you.
Notice how it changes your whole perspective on life." ~Jack Kornfield~