How does one deal with regular criticism from others?
Regular criticism can wear one down, like water droplets wears down even the hardest stone. Step one, therefore, in dealing with it, is to protect yourself from its corrosive effects. When doing your daily light explosion protocol, include an additional step (this will also assist in protecting against slander and gossip):
- At the end of exploding all the successive colors around you – when you breathe out the shield of white, pearlescent light – say mentally, or out loud: I am invisible to ill intent, hostile criticism and any attempts to reduce or diminish me.
- If another's unkind words are directed at you, envision them moving effortlessly right through you, like a bird flying through the sky.
- It is not possible for you to be a victim of another's hurtful or diminishing intent, because you are the creator of the quality of your journey through life. Ask therefore what occlusion in your perception has called forth this situation in your life:
The destructive criticism from others is manifested in one's life because of indulging the desire to be appreciated, or the desire to be understood. You are an incomprehensible miracle; a being as vast as the cosmos having a human experience. It is not possible for the limited perspective of mind to understand another.