Few of us have the option to go to the top of a mountain and hide away from the world. We must interact with society and live "everyday" lives outside of our spiritual practice.
The key to survival in the "real" world, is to be proactive rather than preemptive.
When you behave preemptively, you expect danger, negativity and fear. You may even lash out at another to keep them from emotionally attacking you.
Being preemptive is walking around with a closed posture, not smiling and feeling constantly judged and under scrutiny. This is the way of the victim.
It is much more powerful to be proactive. Walk with your shoulders back, head high and smiling. It feels better and is less attractive to bullies and those who have low self-esteem and need to build themselves up by breaking others down.
When someone does say something negative, you will not be bothered, in fact, you might feel like sending them loving energy, because you will sense the fear behind the actions.
You don't have to allow yourself to be abused, but you will probably not even see it as abuse, just the sad actions of a soul in pain.
So put on your best smile and step into your power! Go out into the world and make a loving, proactive strike!