I have been struggling recently with trying to understand the unkindness and desire to cause hurt, that lies in humans. Unkindness towards ourselves, those close to us, and complete strangers alike.
Meditation (and/or the right kind of Yoga) helps, with understanding or rather accepting, this sensibility. Insight practices help to tap into the reality that there is something deeper and important at play than our egos and delusions.
However, with a busy lifestyle, daily stresses and limited reflection time, it can be all too easy to get wrapped up in this nonsense, and thus our false sense of a separate self, can be hurt by it.
Meditation certainly helps, but this quote really helped me to put some greater perspective on it. So I thought I would share it here.
I hope that it helps someone else also make sense of a difficult situation, somehow.