Jul 31, 2018

Social Media Bullying

by Lisa A. Romano

bullying social media

Often, we are so fixated on what people think about us, that we forget to check in with what we think about us. Below the veil of consciousness, we are busy doing all we can to ensure we don't rock the boat, make too much noise, appear too needy, or dare ask to not be abused.

When we forget to take care of us, it can be easy to slip down a rabbit hole or two when we read on social media that an old flame has just said something untrue and painful about us, or when we discover that a friend we loved has just stabbed us in the back. Years ago we got bullied at home or in the schoolyard, but these days, bullying can happen anywhere at any time and even all the time.

When you are bullied at work, in school, on Facebook or some other social media outlet, it can be totally overwhelming. Our codependent fear hits an all-time high because instead of worrying about what one person thinks about us we are now worried about hundreds or possibly thousands.

Words create or they destroy and in the end, the tongue is mightier than the blade. Anyone who has been bullied in any capacity knows this is true.

May you know that no matter what anyone else says, or how many flaws others feel the need to point out, you are enough. 
Those who love you--will love you.

There may come a time when you just don't jive with another person, and when that happens, accept it, love the other person enough to let go and say goodbye. There may be times where you feel the need to confront those who have smeared your name, bullied you, or have abused in you in some way, and there will be times when you feel that the best thing is to simply walk away.

The goal is to walk with integrity in all that you do, no matter who else around you chooses not to.

Dear One, don't take destructive words personally. Send the energy back where it came and get on with your day <3

You are enough!