Thursday, October 06, 2005


Grace exists inside of all of us and around us. It is our inner beauty that radiates outward, touching everyone we meet. It is that unseen hand that comes from the divine, raising us up when we most need it. To be able to live in a state of grace is not based on worthiness, nor is it earned through good deeds, ritual, or sacrifice. Rather it is an unearned favor, freely bestowed and available to all, that is inherent to our birthright. All one must do is open one’s eyes to its presence and one will find and experience grace everywhere.

Grace is in the rain bringing relief to drought-ridden farms, and the unexpected lead for the perfect job opportunity that comes from a stranger. Grace resides in the love between two people, the gift or check that comes unexpectedly in the mail, the cozy comforts that make up a home, and in the acts of forgiveness we bestow upon others. It is grace that moves us to go out of our way to help a stranger. In music, a grace note is the pause between notes that is so important to the pacing of a song.

Grace is the state we are in when we are doing nothing but just being who we are.

When we accept that we always exist in a state of grace, we are able to live our lives more graciously. Knowing we are graced gives us hope, makes us more generous, and allows us to trust that we are taken care of even when we are going through difficult times. Grace is our benevolence of heart, and our generosity of spirit. Grace is unconditional love and the beauty that is our humanity. When one knows that one is blessed with grace, one can't help but live one’s lives in harmony.


Blogger ~Deb said...

This was beautiful. The grace that you speak of is what I call, "Your Jesus Light"----(I'm Christian) This may not apply to you,...but I can relate to the whole bottom line of what you are referring to.

People notice it, they detect it, and they automatically flock to you---not knowing why. It's a positive energy that radiates from within.

You described this beautifully.

Great post!!!

October 09, 2005  

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