ah, the insult
what a profound and strange game it is. to one moment be in yourself or at some other thought and in the next to be distracted and feel a rage rising up within. all this from the words of another. and what has changed in that moment? in the world? in you? nothing.
nothing but the thoughts in your head. this is what buddha meant when he said heaven is within ~ he meant that thoughts are the only obstacle. when you remove your thoughts you arrive at the deepest place and discover serenity. and you choose the thoughts in your head not the one who appears to have put them there.