In a recent interview with Elizabeth Gilbert the host asked her, “what do you think is the most important thing a woman can do for herself especially in today’s world”?
Elizabeth Gilbert: “To show herself mercy.
We live in a very merciless world and it’s particularly merciless on women and we are so merciless against ourselves.
We’ve absorbed that and we’ve believed it. Mercy is a word that I really love because it’s similar to, but not the same as forgiveness.
There are other words that we say, forgive yourself, self-love, self-care, self-acceptance. All of those are fine but I don’t think they’re generous enough.
I think the word mercy is the softest and the most generous of all those words.”
Be gentle my friends…the world can be harsh, let’s not inflict our own additional suffering because we don’t think we are enough.
We are. You are.
Love you and I mean it.