Re: The Real World: How to Reconcile?
Running away is not cowardly. It is a self defense strategy. It certainly worked for you. Feeling confused and frustrated after an attack is very normal. What you did was perfect because not only did you live, you did not even get hurt physically.
Redifineing what is self-defence can help us reconcile our choices in difficult stuations. O' Sensei said: "The best strategy relies upon an unlimited set of responses." Congratulations on defending yourself sucessfully!