There are good reasons not to share how we feel. But, if we learn to do so, we can be surprised by the relief it can bring.
Do you have a team of good people around you to help you grow as a person? Who are the positive and negative influences in your life?
Blaming perpetuates a cycle of anger and irritability. In contrast, we can increase our own happiness if we can stop finding fault with others, and instead encourage a climate of accountability.
The paradox of selfishness is that we are defending a self that doesn’t really exist. Once we realise the emptiness of the self, we can lose our defensiveness, and find greater peace.
Introversion, the ability to move inwards and spend time alone, is a useful and under-rated skill.
When coping with rejection, people vary in their resilience. But we can all learn to manage ourselves to be aware of our feelings, to be honest but discreet, and to move on if need be.