Personally, I’ve found that one of the most effective ways to view phenomena is as pure information; not as insults or compliments, not as tragedies or glory. This way, I don’t take things so personally. The “I” fades away as I focus on what’s being said to me, and the proper way to respond to it.
Although this seems robotic, I experience intense fulfillment when I pull it off. Not only that, I manage to get stuff done, and if there is indeed something greater trying to communicate with me, I feel that I’ve done my best to try and listen to what it’s saying.