In our consciousness there are blocks of pain, anger and frustration called internal formations. They are also called knots because they tie us up and obstruct our freedom. When someone insults us or does something unkind to us, an internal
formation is created in our consciousness. If you don't know how to undo
the internal knot and transform it, the knot will stay there for a long
time. And the next time someone says something or does something to you
of the same nature, that internal formation will grow stronger.