The mind tries to avoid criticism.
Sometimes, we don’t even know we are avoiding criticism!
But with awareness, we realize how we are playing it safe… and running away from uncomfortable criticism.
The sooner we make peace with the fact that most people are not going to like our work, the better it is.
That brings peace.
We never set out to please them in the first place.
We only wanted to help a few specific people.
And if that makes the other group angry, or uncomfortable… it is not your problem.
Listen to them with respect. But then, ignore them.
Your work is not for them.