I am having trouble comprehending how to use justice within myself and am wondering if instructors could give me some pointers. I have a tendency to be passive but this has lead to people being able to walk all over me. Now I certainly feel that there is an I involved with this, feeling that there is an I to be walked on in the first place, but I also feel that this is not right, and that it is being complacent with crime and allowing people to continue with misdeeds.
I know Jesus says that if someone takes your coat, offer him also your shirt, and if someone makes you walk a mile, go with him for two. But isn't this to have disbalance on the side of mercy? Should we stand up for ourselves without anger, or should we live in the happiness of the being and disregard what people do to our personality here in the world? Karmically, is it good for us to accept all the evil done against us because we have a lot to pay for, or is it acceptable for us to stand up for ourselves and say no?
I would greatly appreciate some insight into this. I have been meditating on it for several days but I need some help.