The dictionary has two definitions for the word grace. One definition states “A way of moving that is smooth and attractive.” The other definition states “A virtue coming from God.”
The fluidity that comes with grace is very appealing to me.
When a person moves with grace, or when life blesses one with grace, the underlying emotion is love. There is a flow of beautiful, soft energy emanating through that moment.
Imagine the movements of a yogi as he/she maneuvers through the different postures with ease and agility. In that moment of mind and body connection, the spirit is being expressed as well.
Or imagine a basketball player as he speedily maneuvers across the court, with bouncing ball, moving around the other players, to attempt a basket on his side of the court. Within that speed, there was an element of grace involved.
When we are in the flow like that, there is an element of love that’s become a part of us.
The essence of each person’s spirit is love. It is one of the primordial energies that make up our existence.
When thoughts are minimized through sheer focus, the love deep within has an opportunity to express itself. This is the case in the examples I gave about the yogi and the basketball player.
It is a powerful declaration of the soul.
Going back to the yogi, moving on the mat with grace… It leads to a reason why epiphanies are born on the yoga mat. The state of love gives the real answers to life versus the states of frustration or sadness.
It is a showcase of being present in the moment, of being one with life.
The same is true when life graces a person with some goodness. The oneness and wholeness of our existence is expressed in that moment.
People are often heard saying, “By the grace of God, I was pulled out of that situation.” Well the grace of God is love from life. It could be your past acts of kindness that accumulated into a burst of affection in that moment. Whatever the reason, the grace of God is life coming full circle.
It is the universe recognizing your merits. And again, it’s based on the energy of love… A subtle, yet powerful expression.
The grace that is expressed through the Self and through God are blessings. The underlying current within all of us, within this life is love. Everything else is just residue of pain, judgment, ego and fear.
If we remove all that clouds us, we get back to the essence of what we were born with – love. And there is nothing more pure and elegant than reconnecting with love for Self and love for Life.
What is one thing you can do this week that will reconnect you to the state of grace?
Walk through nature? Spend time with grandchildren, or young members of your family? Draw or paint? Write a beautiful, imagined scenario in a journal? Connect with water? Lake, pool or bath?
Whatever you do, be conscious to connect in that moment. Connect with the people, the drawing, the writing, the water….
This connection will move you out of the mind and into your heart.
The grace of life is in your heart.
Bring it out, make it alive.
You’ll know when you’ve connected with the subtle elegance of grace. It’s a beautiful moment.
And for the person in your life who seems to be running nonstop, without taking a moment to connect, send this blog to them. May they feel inspired to pause… To redirect… And to feel grace of life.