Too often in my life I’ve been a doormat rolled up to look like a punching bag.
The value of self-defense is not limited to physical and political bullies.
Psychological freedom, much like physical and political freedom, requires vigilance.
If you’re not militant about your well-being, this world will knock the wind out of your sails, flatten you on your back, and grind you beneath its feet.
Assertiveness, contrary to popular misunderstanding, is not the enemy of kindness; it’s the bodyguard of kindness. It’s there to protect what others choose to neglect.
If an abusive or manipulative energy pattern manifests in your life, do the most dignified, democratic, and diplomatic thing you can possibly do: ANNIHILATE IT!
You’re nobody’s clown. You’re nobody’s tool. You’re nobody’s slave. You’re nobody’s punching bag. You’re nobody’s emotional sponge.
You’re a being of intrinsic nobility. Honor all, but…
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