It’s easy for people that are in pain to be cruel. It doesn’t benefit them to see their peers doing well. You may be experiencing a lot of criticism from people who’s opinions are of value to you, but you can sense that they are not credible. Own your personal power, be firm in who you know you are, and brush off these judgments and naysayers for what they are. There’s no need to take any of these harsh words to heart. The Divine assures you that you are under no obligation to change your actions to fit the needs of negative associates.