There is a person who used to cause me a lot of hurt. Inflicting pain through caustic language. Sometimes it would get very difficult for me to handle. I would get entangled and suffer.
As I was trying to work my way out of this, I read this old saying:
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional”.
And then this one by Ramana Maharshi:
“Find out who is it that suffers”.
I started operating from my awareness. I stopped getting entangled.
I cannot tell you how much this has helped me and some of the people I coach.
What about you? Does reading this change anything for you?