When I was a child, bullying happened on the playground, in the classroom, at home, etc. Now it becomes public in an instant and there is no way to take it back. I was devastated by the bullying on the playground, in my classroom, and unknowingly by my parents. Yes, I suffered from low self-esteem, making bad choices, poor body images, and a inert feeling of “not good enough.” It followed me wherever I went and whoever I chose with whom to interact. All my relationships suffered.
But today, that would have been enhanced a million times over. I can not wrap my brain around this and I know that I probably would not be here today. I might have been one of those statistics of children committing bullycide. Being as sensitive as I am, it has taken many years of counseling, self-awareness workshops, reading and a method called EMDR(Eye Movement Densensitizing and Reprocessing) to save my life and to enjoy feelings of self-worth and balance.
It will take a world-wide community of conscious individuals practicing Emotional Intelligence on a daily basis to bring an end to this debilitating behavior that affects every individual some time in their life.
Let’s begin by Giving Gifts of Love…a kind message about that person..to whomever crosses your path. This creates empathy and relatedness and we are on our way.
Please comment and let me know how you are making a difference in the voices they you hear and speak.