Show No Mercy…


This morning…Bertha…wanted me to contemplate the qualities of our fine-feathered friend…Hawk…and how they show up in my life…

Well…it was easy to start…grace…poise…skill…vision…but…before I could start to contemplate the list…she interrupted me with one that I hadn’t considered…

No mercy

Well…I have to admit…that is definitely not one that I would have thought of on my own…and certainly not one that I would think that I want to have…until…Bertha…explained it to me…that is…

Seems as though…showing mercy implies having power over someone…and…that feeling…has no place in my life…in my relationships…because the minute I feel mercy I change how I feel about the other person…change how I feel about me…

Hmmm…I must say…I never considered that before…

She said…rather than mercy…I should practice…loving kindness…then…she jokingly asks…what I would do with prisoners if I had them…

Good point…

Jane

2 thoughts on “Show No Mercy…

    • Netta, thank you for visiting. To be perfectly honest, it took me out of my comfort zone as well at first. After a bit of contemplation it is more comfortable. And don’t forget…she did say use love and kindness 😉

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