Until recently I had no clue was a troll is. But in the past month about two dozen people have been banned from my FB page. Most likely their comments were not seen as the security filters are high or I quickly caught their comments.
I am blessed that the majority of us choose to gather on FB to share positivity, support, and messages of inspiration to grow ourselves into better, more responsible, peaceful and loving people. With that goal in my heart I am happy to engage in discussions that are respectful and beneficial. Also it is certainly okay if someone questions or disagrees with something that is posted. But, I do not engage with people who sarcastically attack others through cowardly cyber bullying.
Being a group of people who are working to live more from heart than ego does not mean we are weak or push-overs. We do not need to be intimidated by those who behave unconsciously motivated by a negative, misinformed egocentric belligerence. I encourage us to remain compassionate in the truth, “if they knew better they would do better.” We remain respectful. We remain peaceful and calm. We accept the wisdom that there is no merit in ego-boxing with people.
While some may feel that these people are the very ones best served by remaining a part of our group, each of us must be receptive to looking within to grow and learn. It is my experience some people are stuck in blame, one-mindedness, and resentment to the point they are only open to seeing their angry, condemning and often distorted view of others and the world.
To bring a higher, wiser level of awareness to our lives we refuse to tolerate abuse because abuse is never LOVE. Therefore, part of our responsibility is to set boundaries with people who attack, insult, or bully others. We block them from FB, ban them from hanging around our children, removed ourselves from abusive family and friends, and whatever other actions are necessary to clearly define acceptable behavior in how we treat one another.