We get upset with people around us. Our enemies upset us and our friends upset us as well. We either think about our friends or we think about our enemies the entire day.
People become our enemies even when we have not done any wrong to them.
Many people have had this experience. You didn’t do any wrong to them; neither did you misbehave and still they became our enemies. This is very surprising!
We think, ‘Oh! Why has he become my enemy? Until yesterday he was my friend.’ Similarly we do not do any special favors, yet some people become our close friends.
This is some astonishing and mysterious Karma – how some people become our enemies and some our friends.
So what should you do?
All these happenings (people becoming friends and enemies) are run by some law and we don’t know how and where it comes from. We just can’t say when someone’s feelings towards us will change and whether it will be in our favor or not. That is why we should place absolute faith on our Self, on God, and not on friendship and enmity.
This does not mean you distance yourself from your friends, or that you stop making new friends. That is not what I am saying. Friendliness should be in our nature; love should be in our very nature. We are love after all!
When someone comes and sits beside us, we do smile at them and exchange a few words. This does not mean you think, ‘Anyways, who is a friend or who is an enemy, there is nothing to share with anyone’, and you walk around with a gloomy face being angry with everyone – this is not a sign of wisdom. This is ignorance and foolishness.
We must interact with everyone around us but at the same time be centered from within. Do you understand?
When we are centered, then we will not feel sad, angry or possessive. Then we will not have disappointment of any kind.