“Once I discovered that people are creating and living in their own story, how could I judge them any longer? How could I take anything personally when I know that I am only a secondary character in their story? I know that when they talk to me they are really talking to the secondary character in their story. And whatever people say about me is just a projection of their image of me. It has nothing to do with me. I don’t waste my time taking anything personally. I focus my attention on creating my own story.
All humans create their story with their own unique point of view. Why try to impose your story on other people when for them your story is not true? When you understand that, you no longer have the need to defend what you believe. It’s not important to be right or to make others wrong. Instead, you see everybody as an artist, as storyteller. You know that whatever they believe is just their point of view. It has nothing to do with you.”
Don Miguel Ruiz, The Voice Of Knowledge,