Get the fuck out.
When I hear stories about how people (adults) I care about continuing to let themselves be bullied, it exhausts me.
I combat these stories internally with mindfulness prayers for seeing all sentient beings be happy and well.
I combat these stories by sharing blogs like this one.
And writing songs like this one:
And by creating as many positive, authentic connections as I can.
And by encouraging my friends and loved ones to do the same.
But it’s still fucked up. It’s still hard. It still hurts.
If you’re one of those people who is being bullied – I want you to know:
YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE AND IT ISN’T YOUR FAULT.
I wish you many blessings, strength and courage to leave.
Reverend SASSY SHORTS!
Debbie Happy Cohen, Founder of Joy-Based Living
The Four Immeasurables as a Traditional Tibetan Buddhist Prayer
May all beings have happiness and the cause of happiness.
May they be free of suffering and the cause of suffering.
May they never be disassociated from the supreme happiness which is without suffering.
May they remain in the boundless equanimity, free from both attachment to close ones and rejection of others.