Stop Being Offended – Being offended is a choice – if we make a choice to be offended we then must defend.  One of the biggest assumptions in life is that others feel and think the way we do.  From Conversations with God, “When feeling offended , Go first to your Highest thought about yourself and imagine the you that you would be in this moment if you lived that thought”.  Buddha in the Dharmmapada says “If a man has a hand free of wounds, he can take poison in his hand.  The poison cannot penetrate the hand that is free of wounds”.