I consider this topic one of the most difficult as well as one
of the most clarifying insights I ever came across.
Do you consider someone to be sanctimonious? Saying one thing, but doing something else? Watch you life honestly and scrupulously. Changes are you’ll find something sanctimonious going on there, too. Maybe you’re telling someone one thing, while meaning something completely different?
Are you annoyed when someone imposes his/her own views, without any respect for dissidents? Watch you life honestly and scrupulously. Is there a part of you that wants to be right, or wants to get its way, or win, no matter who’s gonna hurt?
Are you angry when you read about someone who killed a human being in a blaze of anger? Watch you life honestly and scrupulously. Are your reactions dictated by anger, sometimes? How short is your own fuse?
using your resentment as a mirror to become aware who you are,
you will remove that reflection away from the other person. That
person will have no more influence, no more power, over your emotions.
you feel powerless? Do you feel you have no influence in this
current society? Let this insight and its consequences sink in
and see your own strength, your own power and your own responsibility
in this role play.