I was reading about obstacles recently and how we can choose to perceive them. For myself I have pretty much held the opinion that obstacles are as certain in life as death and taxes.
You can choose to lament them, and for certain obstacles depending on the magnitude, that too, is inevitable.
At some point though, these obstacles are golden opportunities for progress , growth and perserverance.
It seems to me that that the boss you can't get along with, the brother, or uncle or whatever family member that gets under your skin can provide countless opportunities to improve our mindfulness and our practice.
What a great cost free workshop !( and it's sure to repeat , allowing for lots of practice !)