In this quote from William LePar's spiritual source, The Council, they take a strong stand on workplace harassment. We are all take to be kind and caring but there are times when a strong stance is necessary.
Questioner: How do you protect yourself from evil in today's world, especially in the work place where everyone is out for themselves, trying to get ahead at any cost, and you are there with these people for so much of the day, nearly every day?
The Council: The simplest way in your world today, is do not react in like manner. You know what the appropriate attitude and actions are. Be steadfast. In some cases, that means one must be somewhat withdrawn from the individuals they work with or have to deal with. This does not mean that you are uncivil, of course, you are civil, and you are appropriately kind when the situation calls for it. But to become personally involved in their pettiness, you are only allowing them to drag you into their own negativity. In the world today you must stand tall and strong. If you do not, you will lose. Only the strong and the brave will succeed.
Questioner: What about in the workforce if you have one person that always gets people roused up, just over petty stuff, and then you try to keep things calm but she continuously does that? Is there any way that a person should try to handle that in a better situation?
The Council: If the person is doing this out of ignorance, then maybe simply calling their attention to it will be sufficient. But if the individual is one of those types of people who likes to cause problems then you can address that individual a little more firmly and point out that this is not the appropriate way to act, nor is this the way that the atmosphere in a workplace should be. In some cases, with some people who, for whatever sick reason, find themselves in a power situation by creating commotion where they work, with those individuals, you simply call them to task on it. If they cannot understand civil conversation, then simply tell them to shut their mouth. Or the other alternative is to point out to others that they are a troublemaker. Sometimes it is necessary to use a little determination in dealing with the ignorance of some individuals.
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