Don’t Take It So Personally
Thinking about emptiness, a key message appears to be not to take things so personally. For example, if somebody is rude to you or discourteous, it is easy to take the situation very personally. By taking it personally I mean getting caught up in the storyline of “this person did this and they did it to poor little me”. From the this storyline, feelings of being imposed upon, hurt, or changing your self-worth leading to depressing thoughts. All of this just from somebody not holding the door open for you or for stepping on your shoe without apologising.