People–Humans–are invariably unkind because they have experienced pain and suffering. This does not make the experience you may endure less challenging, painful or difficult.
It can take tremendous strength to maintain your center, but it can be done.
- Protect Yourself. This is your #1 priority. Keep yourself from danger and violence. Do this by surrounding yourself with people places and ideas that are non violent in nature. Surround yourself with people you can trust and Leave behind those you cannot trust. Trust those who have proven trust by their actions. There is no reason that makes it justifiable to put yourself in any position of danger, violence or negative energy.
You can protect yourself by covering yourself with light and feeling love.
- Recognize the person is trying to take your power and do not give it away. Remove the negative energy from your space. Surround yourself with energy of light and focus on it. Keep your attention on what you are hoping to achieve. While it is vital not to keep emotions inside you, know that every time you put attention on what you are experiencing, it does not benefit you, but it makes them and their deeds, stronger in force. Hold your center. Look at the person with the eyes of the divine and see them as they are. Love them as they are despite their actions. Know they are suffering, even feel compassion. If you are not able to do this yet, practice it and while you are learning, keep yourself in a safe space seeking trustworthy and honest people.
Most people in this world are trying, are good and are quite helpful if you let them. Most have gone through stress and suffering.
Practice and you can achieve this balance. You'll become stronger every time you try.