As a society, we need to address bullying in a different light; in the Light of God. The bully bullies because he/she does not know who he/she truly is. The bullied is being bullied because he/she does not know who he/she truly is. Neither party understands the truth. The bully feels powerful because he strikes fear in others but the question begs to be asked: Why does the bully feel the need to bully? Does the bully have a hidden fear of being picked on thus he/she bullies before she/he is bullied by others? Maybe one of their parents or siblings is a bully and so they become the bully in order to unleash their frustration. Either way, the bully seeks fulfillment in the physical and because of this will never be happy. He/she will always be on the defensive ready to strike.
The bullied feels helpless because he/she is forever being picked on but the question begs to be asked: Why is the bullied being bullied in the first place? What are they afraid of? Are they being picked on at home, being put down or are they seeking attention? Where does their sense of self-worth lie? Either way, the bullied feels unworthy and seeks attention where it can never be truly fulfilled.
Neither the bully nor the bullied have any real power. They are both in the wrong because they seek where they will never find. We must begin to teach our children that their power lies within and not in being popular/unpopular in school nor in any achievement they might seek to gain in this world. For everything in this world is fleeting and will disappear and then what do they have to do, where will they go, who will they look to to fulfill their false desire?
True power lies in God; in knowing who you truly are. We give our children strength when we teach them about their Creator; when we teach them about how the great Masters dealt with similar situations. Yet how can we teach something we do not understand? We must learn in order to teach. We are responsible for our children and the best way to help our children cope in a sometimes hostile world is to teach them that they are powerful Spiritual Beings and then teach them that power through going within and connecting to their God.