Those who disapprove of others do so to maintain a false sense of superiority. They subconsciously believe that rejecting others puts them in a position of power, which helps them avoid the threat of rejection they are most afraid to encounter, whether they know it or not. While their words may suggest how inept, imperfect, and powerless you are, their actions suggest otherwise.
Imagine - if you weren't powerful and important to them, they wouldn't waste their time and energy trying to convince you of something that demands your approval, just so they can feel justified in their position. Consider these words the next time someone lashes out at you. Instead of asking: "Why have I attracted this?" or assuming their behavior is a mirror of your consciousness, simply relax in the presence of any blame, projection, judgment, or accusation. By slowing your breath and relaxing your body, you allow the power they unknowingly gave you to be returned through the grace of disappointment.
Whether you choose to engage in conflict by giving away your power to the one who unknowingly has given their power to you, consciousness is often inspired to blossom in the aftermath of confrontation. It is here where the brightness of your true self begins to shine through, in the absence of an ego that only frustration, boredom, loneliness, and disappointment are sure to unravel.
~ by Matt Kahn