MERCY TRIUMPS OVER JUDGEMENT
Do I say this every time?
There is such impact and resonance in my heart when I pick these words to create wallpapers from.
Yet when I sit down to attempt to articulate what it was that made me feel like sharing this?
Let me try again
Here I mean (and the bible passage too):
compassion and/or forgiveness that you show towards someone
The dictionary says:
compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm.
"within one’s power to punish or harm”
I think that power is important.
Yes there is the mercy that’s more about a kind of relief from suffering.
an event to be grateful for, because it prevents something unpleasant or provides relief from suffering
That power? Means a choice. Show mercy, or judgement.
Which biblically meant the kind of judgement in a legal perspective.
Here is the line. Did you cross that line?
No? Then go on your way.
Yes? Here is the punishment.
And it was fair and justified punishment.
Not, random angry, spiteful punishment.
*distract self by making a hot milo* *keep finding more distractions*
You know what I resisted writing about for this quote?
Self-criticism and self-love. It felt too… I dunno, obvious? Nobody wants to be obvious right?
Then I got all shitty with myself
can’t you be more original? give a different perspective? Isn’t that what an Artist does? Question the status quo, rock the boat?
Then I got more shitty cos, you know, now that I’m on a roll I might as well…
what do you know about self-care, self-love?
Are you a coach now?
when was the last time you showed yourself some love? You know, like exercised, drank enough water, had enough sleep and ate the recommended amount of veggies? Ummm too long?
You and I know that little muffin top is there even under all the layers you’re conveniently wearing cos it’s so cold this winter.
Oh yeah! Harsh much?
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thing is, there is a place for a bit of ‘judgement’
In order to improve at something, and I'm a total lover of self-improvement/self-help, you need to know where you are.
See the gap between that and where you want to be. Then evaluating whether your practice is adequate in getting you there.
But when was the last time you could make huge leaps in getting to where you want to be through harsh criticism only all the way?
You know that self-care is self-love, as Ru Paul says.
IF YOU CAN'T LOVE YOURSELF, HOW IN THE HELL ARE YOU GOIN' TO LOVE SOMEBODY ELSE?
So no, I don’t really have that much to say about self-love, self critics and self-care. that you haven’t heard. I do want to share more, and I’ll aim to do so in the future. But with a deadline looming. I’m showing myself some mercy and releasing what’s here.
Just, take this as another reminder. If you need it. I know I obviously do.
show some kindness
ESPECIALLY when you have the power & are totally justified in getting your Judge Judy on all over someone.
ESPECIALLY if that someone is yourself.
The judgement may be totally justified.
You set your own rules, because you know in your heart it will help you be the person you want to be.
Just take the lesson you need, then dig deep for a drop of mercy & wrap yourself in kindness. You’ll find that it’s easier to pick yourself up and keep going. Plus, you’ll find so much more clarity for where to improve when you move past the heavy clouds of judgement into sweet, sweet rains of mercy.
mercy triumphs over judgement
MAY YOU FIND FREEDOM IN SWEET MERCIES FOR ANY HEAVY JUDGEMENT THAT IS KEEPING YOU CHAINED