Cultivating this attribute is an important step on the spiritual path. For a long time I thought in order to be spiritual I had to be nice and kind to all who cross my path including the ones that violated my trust or boundaries. Sort of like turning the other cheek to be saint like. I learned the hard way that in actuality this type of Pollyannaish attitude will not only not win you friends, but when you don’t show your true self which is human and goes through many emotions, including anger, then the unconscious message that is being received by others is that you are not authentic.
To be a noble person on the spiritual path, you must also have the courage to stand up for yourself and cut off ties with toxic people, situations and be at peace with that. There are a great deal of sociopaths and narcissists in this world and it is not your job to fix them unless you are a mental health professional/healer and you are being paid to do so. If they cross your path, it is to teach you to trust your intuition which more than likely went off like a wild alarm but you ignored it or to teach you courage to know your worth and stand up for yourself. That’s it. You have zero responsibility to people without conscience, integrity or morals. How liberating is that?
Your only responsibility in this life is to work on yourself every day to be better than yesterday. To be so great that through your shinning example other people become inspired to better themselves. When the wrong situations present themselves into your life whether it is in your relationships, friendships or work place, know that they are there to teach you to become stronger. The best way to protect yourself from toxic people and situations is to raise your frequency by doing the work on yourself so that your aura and shield is so strong and protected that these types of situation cannot enter your field and will either slide right off or just won’t stick. Your intuition and gut will reject it, contracts will fall apart and don’t go as planned or people will go on their merry way so be grateful. Just do you and be you and the right people and things will enter your life and stay.