If someone (even your most loved one) gives you poison do you put it on your tongue? So, you have a choice. Why do you forget to apply the same mind when someone offers you pain and suffering through hurtful words or behaviour? Why do you take it personally? Only when you accept, it is yours. Or else it remains with the giver. Now, you can rise above all negative energies, provided you are awake, alert, mindful. Life is a moment-to-moment choice!