“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.
“You become immune to black magicians, and no spell can affect you regardless of how strong it may be.
“The whole world can gossip about you, and if you don’t take it personally you are immune. Someone can intentionally send emotional poison, and if you don’t take it personally, you will not eat it.
“When you don’t take the emotional poison, it becomes even worse in the sender, but not in you.
“Taking nothing personally helps you to break many habits and routines that trap you in the dream of hell and cause needless suffering. Just by practicing this second agreement you begin to break dozens of teeny, tiny agreements that cause you to suffer.
“As you make a habit of not taking anything personally, you won’t need to place your trust in what others do or say. You will only need to trust yourself to make responsible choices.
“You are never responsible for the actions of others; you are only responsible for you.
“When you truly understand this, and refuse to take things personally, you can hardly be hurt by the careless comments or actions of others.
~ Don Miguel Ruiz from The Four Agreements
Does not taking things personally work for you?