the rest of the workshop participants turned into a mob and joined her shouting all kinds of accusatory remarks at me, some laughing uncontrollably.
- Is it possible that I was just too physical, and it became very uncomfortable for the lady?
- Is it possible that the lady wanted to talk to me about it, but I was unavailable to talk about it, from her perspective (emotionally disconnected, previous attempts went unanswered, etc)?
- What was it that could possibly cause others to laugh uncontrollably?
- Did I just perceive that the laughter was directed at me and that it was uncontrollable?
- If it really was, and the "mob" was just a bunch of bullys, then what about my demeanor, posture, or overall 'look' gave them the idea that it was okay to do this?
Again, I'm not trying to blame. But sometimes when bad things happen, we put on our victim costume and start to feel sorry for ourselves. That doesn't help us, or anyone else. Powerful people understand that they shape their own experience, and victims feel that life happens to them.