Pretty much everything that's happened in my life has been a lesson in COMPASSION. I was born an empathic and compassionate child, but it seems that there were finer distinctions to learn. More and more suffering to be had.... deeper levels to go.
And from those learnings, have come stronger and stronger distinctions around holding boundaries.
If you are being hurtful or abusive, and I ask you to stop, don't act all 'victimy', and make me the problem. Bringing up something I am not happy with, is not abusive to you. It's me respecting the relationship enough to want to fight for it.
And no, I wont 'turn the other cheek', as that's just asking for more.
So mostly, unless we can talk things through with compassion for each other, you'll just see me walking quietly away.
If an unjust SYSTEM exists, I will either step sideways... and do whatever I want any way...or fiercely fight for your and my freedoms.
I will also fiercely fight for the underdog... but mostly only if they are behaving ethically, and taking responsibility for their lives.
Because ultimately, compassion stems from compassion for self.
When I love, know, appreciate and forgive myself, it creates the ground and blueprint to do that to others.
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