It seems many people have a difficult time letting go of not being worthy of happiness, goodness, finding love with another. This takes in relationships, work, friends, God, etc. When you were born you were empathic, intuitive, curious, and playful. Do to life’s lessons there became a need to be accepted, liked, or affirmed. One of the powerful ways to regain what you may have lost is to “step out of the box.” In other words watch yourself, be an observer of your emotions and actions. It does not mean you have to act on it, just be aware.
When you are in the company of someone who degrades another, backbites, is egotistical, narcissistic, what do you feel? What would you want to say to that individual? Again, “step out of the box.” It is that simple and difficult based upon patterns, habits, or the need to be safe (stay within the statusquo.)