“When people get angry at you, stand back. Realize that they do not know a better way to let go of their pain than to speak of it. If they are saying that you did something wrong, that you are bad, that you hurt them or caused them grief, do not attach yourself to their words. Realize that blaming others is the only way they know how to deal with the pain they feel. Do not think that you are responsible. They are responsible for their own upset or anger. You may have acted as a catalyst, but the pain had to be within them first. So, as they express their anger, do not start arguing or defending yourself; simply remain silent, hold open your heart and focus your love on them.
As they speak and get it all out, there may be a great temptation to jump in and tell them they are wrong, that you have not acted in such a manner as they are describing. Hold your tongue, for in the end, you will be grateful. Let them express their energy without putting anger out yourself. Once they have said it all you will still be in a loving and balanced space, feeling good about yourself. You will have mastered one of the most difficult of lessons — staying balanced around anger and pain.”
Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power Through Awareness”
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