On the subject of what energy to send back into the universe, I am trying to make a conscious choice daily.
For example, Monday morning on the train to the airport, a very large woman boarded. She was clearly uncomfortable, perhaps physically, perhaps in other ways as well, and seemed to think that I was the source of this. After struggling with a good location for her very large purse (no not on my lap, not on top of the Kindle I was reading, not on top of my head which was lower than her) she heaved a big sigh and singled me out.
In French she began to yell at me for sitting down when the train was crowded. It was not so crowded and many people were sitting besides me.
I innocently looked at her and said "Merci Madame".
That did not help. In her very loud words, there were people on the train who needed to get to work and I was somehow not supposed to be taking up the space. Although I was also going to work, in Zurich, I did not bother to explain this to her. Just kept reading.
She then insulted my rather cool pink suitcase. I stroked the bag and told her I liked it very much as well .
Are you ready for this? Upon departing she reached out a considerable distance to intentionally step on my foot.
I wished her a nice day.
Don't get me wrong. I was being nice in what I knew was not an innocent manner. Nevertheless I believe I thwarted her attempts to be mean to me.
What do yo think?