Often times, we see in others a reflection of what we are most afraid of ourselves. Fear of failure-of never making it, fear of loss, fear of not being good enough, fear of the unknown. Being aware of these fears is the first step to moving beyond them, to being resilient, to keep trying & striving for self-improvement, serenity.
As often as I can, in the morning, before I reach for my phone, I pray for wisdom, courage, joy, serenity & love. Before fear, projections, & the noise of the day has time to creep in, I choose to be aware.