When we come across others that do not respond to us how we might like or they lash out for no apparent reason, it might not always be obvious, but they may be struggling in life with issues and challenges.
Challenges within often manifest into reactions that cause an outpouring of our struggles onto others. It isn’t anything another has done, it’s just we choose to lash out on them.
People need our compassion, empathy and understanding first, not our judgement, criticism or reaction.
Our opinions and judgements become obsessive. We want to be right, there is our ego at stake and we will defend our views, sometimes at any cost. Our judgements cloud our view, we only see ourselves and others through the lens of the judgement of our mind.
What if we choose to stop having an opinion, firstly of ourselves, and then of others? What if we choose to stop judging ourselves and others, to simply observe without evaluation?
Worth a try perhaps, as our opinions of ourselves and of others, our judgements, lead to pain and suffering within and to pain and suffering for others.