“Grace doesn’t try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts insults and injuries.” Tree of Life
Grace is something I have been working toward most of my life. I find myself staggering haphazardly towards it, meandering through the hallways of self condemnation and regret to the light of self love. I find myself chasing after the ghost of grace, finding it, and riding the wave beautifully for a time. Then it crashes out from underneath of me and I run quickly to catch up. This manifests in broken commitments, failures and disappointments. The key is, I am learning, to have the grace to accept these errors; to forgive myself and move on with lessons learned. The deeper I go into my yoga studies, the more attainable this becomes. Ghandi said ““Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” As the lotus flower blossoms from the dark muddy depths into the bright sunshine of enlightenment, so my soul travels through the waters of experience to a realm of understanding and compassion.
There is a deep knowing that exists inside my soul, that even when I stagger or stumble, it is ok. All will turn out alright and everything happens exactly as it should, in it’s own timing. I may not understand it or even recognize it, but this life is a beautiful opportunity for my soul to grow… to transcend the shackles of samsara and discover liberation. I bow to the feet of my most beloved teachers.
Om Shanti, Om Peace, Om Tat Sat