Is there a temptation to hurt that you believe in? The ability to remain vigilant is also required when one is hurt or feeling a negative emotion of any kind. Otherwise, we can become the woman who feels wronged and becomes spiteful, even though she does not believe that she is a spiteful human being.
The man attacks someone because he felt small when he was verbally insulted; the leader decides to stop a project because he is embarrassed by what he saw. In my opinion, this is an area that needs to be examined in further detail. As a matter of fact, let us ask ourselves, “How am I usually able to act when I am hurt?”.
When I am in a bad mood, how do I see other people and how do I react to them? I would like to ask myself a question. What reminders can I give myself that will allow me to stay true to myself and keep progressing in life the next time I am feeling hurt? “Maturity insists that we understand that feeling hurt requires the same thing as feeling happy: a conscious decision on our part. When a feeling of hurt rises within us, let us examine whether or not it is of any use to keep it around as part of our life.
We need to realize that this is our internal representation of a situation that has been given meaning only to us by ourselves. We can feel hurt, but we must be able to release it quickly and not use it against others in any way. The essence of integrity is the ability to feel hurt but not to integrate that darkness into one’s soul or cast it upon someone else.