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Finding Grace

“The act of staying present will heal you.  Obsessing about how the future will turn out creates anxiety.  Replaying broken scenarios from the past causes anger or sadness.  Stay here, in this moment.”
~ Sylvester McNutt III

Doesn’t it seem like grace is something supernatural? Like, perhaps, it is reserved for only spiritual leaders?  Or something that is only dispensed upon us during an extraordinarily difficult transition? 

Here’s the secret.  Grace is available to all of us.  We just need to learn how to tap into it.  Grace is best utilized daily for optimum results.  It is simple — yet not necessarily easy.

In the morning before all of the duties and mental clutter of the day begin to fill your mind, take five minutes.  Let your mind rest.  Let it clear.  Put aside all of the to-dos; judgements (even creative ideas) that are rushing in.  They will still be there later.

This is a moment in the day when you are not wrong; you are not sick; there is no blame to lay on someone else.  Everything just is.  Or, even better – is not

The beauty is, when you do this, and have more control in how your day unfolds.  More clarity finds it’s way in.  Perhaps you will realize there is no wrong – just more than one way to look at it.  Less focus on illness naturally makes you healthier.  And the blame?  Well, that just doesn’t do either side justice. 

Be prepared because you may find anger, frustration and negative thoughts starting to abate.  They may be replaced with understanding, calm and love for oneself.  People will be drawn to your grace and naturally offer more respect.

It’s ok to put You first.  Grab a steaming cup; meditate; yoga; nature walk…  Grace is waiting there.  There are many ways to do it.  Find yours.