I’ve always wondered who, or what, is Grace, and whilst I was undergoing my yoga teacher training, my yoga teacher defined the practice of yoga as encompassing discipline, self-study and surrender to grace. Believe me, I’ve contemplated long and hard about the meaning of grace and how it applies to me. Then, I came across this quote, “Between the conscious and unconscious, the mind has put up a swing; all earth creatures, even supernovas, sway between these two trees, and it never winds down. Angels, animals, humans, insects by the million, also the wheeling sun and moon; ages go by, and it goes on. Everything is swinging: heaven, earth, water, fire and the secret one is slowly growing a body. Kabir saw this for fifteen seconds, and it made him a servant for life.”
Wow! It is only at such rare times in our lives that we actually catch a glimpse of that balance point; where time almost stands still, and life seems perfect. That is the exquisite moment of grace, and such moment are there to teach us about balance. I don’t know about you, but I need to learn about living more effortlessly, with more flow and grace. Through that, I believe we will find peace.
So, how do you surrender to grace, because there is an element of faith that is required of us. With all the stresses of daily life, we get caught up in the turmoil; days pass us by, then weeks, months and years. It seems as if we haven’t taken a breath and time weaves it magic wand over us. Perhaps, we need to just stop, take a conscious breath, and on the exhalation, surrender by relaxing fully into the moment, and trust. Trust that as life swings from tree to tree, that life will also catch us, and in that moment of trust, we find grace.
What do you think?