Be kind.... that's what I would do if wasn't afraid.  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 generous 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  to show my own kindness in order for others to see  theirs.

That is what I would do if I wasn't afraid.