We become angry at everything that appears to our senses, everyone and everything we see. This state is known in the Buddhist teachings as "all appearances arising as the enemy."

What is the alternative to this state? The great eleventh-century meditator Milarepa is normally pictured keeping his right hand at his ear in a gesture of listening. This is because everything appeared to Milarepa in the form of advice; everything appeared as a teaching. For skillful meditators with well-trained minds, instead of all appearances arising as the enemy, they actually appear as the opposite: as a friend and a teacher.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Transforming Problems into Happiness