“The quality of mercy is not strain’d, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven, upon the place beneath: it is twice bless’d; it blesseth him that gives and him that takes.” (The Merchant of Venice)
Mercy – The definition of mercy according to the American Heritage Dictionary
- Compassionate treatment of an offender, enemy, etc; clemency.
- A disposition to be kind and forgiving.
- A fortunate occurrence.
Are we merciful with ourselves or do we beat ourselves up with self-criticism about our lives and work? Whether we are the ones who take or give, mercy knows no difference. However, it is up to us to look inside and understand the part that takes and the part that gives, and upon that understanding we might be able then, to be more merciful to ourselves. It is then, that Creativity will flow.