You have to be one with yourself and have mercy on yourself. Oftentimes, we are our own biggest critics. We beat down on ourselves more than others. So we have to show mercy to ourselves. The other part means that we have to empathize with one another. Putting ourselves in others’ shoes and understanding where they are coming from is essential to life. That includes learning how to relate to those who may seem as though they can’t be related to. My goal is to create art, tell stories, and spread love and positivity.