Don Juan taught Carlos Castaneda in The Fire From Within that self-importance is our greatest enemy. What weakens a warrior goddess is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Self-importance requires that one spend most of one’s life being offended by something or someone.
I’ve been noticing lately my sensitivity to what other people think of me and how they feel about me. This is partly because of my training in nonviolent communication.