"As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
"The only normal people are folks you don't really know yet."
"Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom is all about."
Anxiety comes from past regrets or future anticipation. Pausing to inhabit THIS moment, just being in your skin, saves so much energy that it becomes noticeable. Let go of responsibility for the words and attitudes of others. Just love them and let them be. Tolerance for others and for yourself are inextricably bound together. Notice how much of your inner dialogue is judgments. Are you being paid to be a judge? It's hard work! Try this: When you notice judgements arising: stop and smile and breathe. Notice your surroundings. Your only dogma: DE-ESCALATE. Think: "So what, who cares?" Even driving will get smoother and your gas mileage will improve! You'll build an energy surplus. Watch how you "take the bait" of daily life. And SURPRISE: you will make better choices from a place of wisdom, instead of being a reaction robot.