Be kind.... that's what I would do if wasn't afraid. Â The thing that brings me the most joy in life is remaining kind under all circumstances. And yes it's for other people, but it's also for myself. I find it a true test of love to be able to remain open and kind no matter how mean others can be.
That does not mean that I allow people to be nasty or unkind to me; it means that I try to use my courage to stand up to their nasty with gentleness. And sometimes gentleness can be mean being firm.
The only time I find myself not acting with a generousÂ spirit is when I am scared. And the fear is that I will not have the courage to hold on to myself. That I will give in to the darkness.
By either shutting down completely, or acting out. When I have the courage to shwo up, and treat myself with kindness, it usually dictates how others treat me.
Sometimes I have to pause and wait for the emotions to die down, but then I show up and I continue the conversation. I show people that the light can win. I show them that they have kindness in them as well, because if they didn't, they wouldn't respond to mine.
I would continue to have the courage Â to show my own kindness in order for others to see Â theirs.
That is what I would do if I wasn't afraid.