Marcia Lucas, in Psychology Today, put into words my thoughts about how meditation has changed my perception of people:

“When you practice mindfulness meditation, you boost your amperage for relationships. Your brain gets better at making sense of incoming emotional information without jumping to conclusions, reacting out of old habits, or getting stuck in emotional dead-ends like worry or grudges. It does the right stuff with that incoming information, helping you to wisely tell the difference between what’s happening in the moment, and what’s your “old stuff” pulling your strings like some predictable marionette.”