The ego perceives the world, yet in that perception, in that thought that runs through our head, in this feeling that we experience, in our response to all of life's events that are coming our way, an observer comes to the fore. This observer is not our ego; she has the ability to become aware of the bigger picture and be part of a higher PRESENCE all the time.
The world is here to help us to wake up, not to torture us. Everyone we meet and interact with serves just as a mirror. We can literally see how we perceive ourselves by observing how the world interacts with us. Getting mad at someone is simply not very useful from this perspective; we might as well get mad at ourselves.
Thus far we have written our story. Today we can take this story and let a higher FORCE run with it. Yogananda put it well, live in the holy NOW today and let everything else come your WAY.