About a month ago I was given two lessons that I would need to learn and embody to continue my own personal expansion. The two words were mercy and humility. Now, like most people, I had a good idea of the meaning of the words so as I listened, I accepted the lessons. Every day, throughout the day I repeat these two words to myself. Earlier this week I felt I should look up the meanings of the two words to fully understand how I would embody them.
Humility â€“ a quality of being humble
Then I found 6 Attributes of Healthy Humility
They acknowledge they don’t have it all together. …
They know the difference between self-confidence and pride. …
They seek to add value to others. …
They take responsibility for their actions. …
They understand the shadow side of success. …
They are filled with gratitude for what they have.
I definitely did not have this quality prior to the accidents. But since, I feel the past 4 years have been this lesson alone. It was a tough lesson but one I am grateful for. I have always been scared of my own power. Terrified actually. But when I started doing the work ow, I understood that it was me, but also not me. It was what flowed through me because I opened and surrendered to all that is.
Mercy – compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm
I felt a tad nauseous. I realized this was a lesson that was going to take some work. I know this about myself, after all, I am a work in progress.
But then yesterday, my coach turned it and asked, can you show mercy inward.
It always comes back to Love. We must learn empathy, compassion, forgiveness and love. We must learn these not only with others, but with ourselves.
First, you take responsibility for whatever you have done, not done, said, not said, etc. Next is compassion, have compassion for doing the best that you could at the time. Then comes forgiveness. Forgive yourself for being human and being willing to try again, to be better each day.
And that is when I realizedâ€¦ Mercy turned inward is REAL Self-love.
When we donâ€™t show ourselves mercy, we allow a place for guilt, shame, worthlessness, etc. to grow within us. When we donâ€™t show ourselves mercy, how can we possibly show it to others. Truthfully? Others can feel our judgement, rooted in unmet expectation.
Healed people, heal people.
Are you ready to show yourself Mercy?
Are you ready to practice true Self-love?
Brightest of blessings,
Conscious Empowerment Coach
Teacher, Speaker, Writer, Love-Activist