Daily Meditation

Grace is Goodness and Respect Daily Meditation-2.10.23

Today’s quotation:

Grace is goodness and respect given freely and unconditionally.  A sense of divine love and protection bestowed on us when we need strength and renewal.  Grace helps us know we are not alone and believe we are cared for and cherished.  Grace is a drink of clear, clean water in the desert.-Sue Patton Thoele

Today’s Meditation:

I believe that far too often, we see “grace” as just a religious word.  Grace can be a massive part of our lives if we allow it to be so, religion notwithstanding.  My wife shows me grace when I make a mistake and doesn’t make me suffer; my students show me grace when I do something I shouldn’t, and they forgive me for it.  We’re constantly shown grace by other people who forgive us for silly things that we’ve done without causing us undue stress because of problems that we’ve caused or errors in judgment.

And if we choose to do so, we can spread grace by not making others in our lives suffer unduly for errors or omissions and by not holding our forgiveness over their heads.

Are you a graceful person?  Could you be?  I want to relate to other people without judging our relationship.  I want them to feel my love, not my anger, compassion, and judgment.  Grace is a product of love and compassion, and the more we share with others, the more grace we will see and feel in our lives.

Grace does exist, but we often push it down into the depths of our lives and neglect to share it with others.  If we genuinely want to be loving human beings, though, we must find ways to allow ourselves to share grace with others– unconditionally and lovingly.

Questions to consider:

What are some specific ways that we can share grace with others?

Why do we tend to think of grace as something that’s limited to religion?

What types of things might keep you from sharing grace?

For further thought:

Grace is not something outside of you.  Your desire for grace is due to grace already working in you.  Grace is the Self.  It is not something to be acquired.  All that is necessary is to know its existence.-Ramana Maharshi

If you missed yesterday’s Daily Meditation, it is right here.

Grace is Goodness

BeckyWillis

BeckyWillis is a "glass is half full" type of person, so she decided that she would share that with others. After going on 15 years in the blogosphere she decided it was time to make a change and in doing so help uplift others. Her husband is her biggest cheerleader; you can visit his site at https://lifeasrog.com.

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