Thursday, August 7

Finding Grace in every Day

I never really knew the meaning of grace until I read Cheryl Richardson's book "The Unmistakable touch of Grace." Even after reading it and noticing all the wonderful little signs of grace in my life, I still couldn't put into words what grace means.

So of course I went to dictionary.com and looked it up.

grace [greys] - noun
1. elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.
8. Theology.
a. the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God.
b. the influence or spirit of God operating in humans to
regenerate or strengthen them.
c. a virtue or excellence of divine origin: the Christian graces.
d. Also called state of grace. the condition of being in God's favor or one of the elect.


These are the meanings of grace that resonate most with the theme of Richardson's book. When I first started reading it, I really didn't know if I'd really connect with the book or not because I've never read any of her books before. Yet the more I concentrated on receiving signs of grace in my everyday life, the more they began happening. Or perhaps they were always happening, but I wasn't AWARE of the signs.

Check it out - Grace be with you. ;)

1 comment:

Kate said...

I found your blog online through a search for "yoga moms." I know of a great novel about a "yoga mom" and as far as I can tell, it's the only one of that variety. You should check out "Enlightenment for Idiots" by Anne Cushman. "EFI" concerns the spiritual journey of 29 year old yoga instructor, Amanda, who travels to India in search of enlightenment and finds out she is pregnant along the way. This book chronicles her spritual journey from the first moment she realizes she's pregnant to after her baby is born. It's a fun, quick read with spiritual substance. I think you'll particularly enjoy it because of your interest in "The Power of Now." While Cushman's approach to writing is definitely different then Tolle, she offers a refreshing look at how to live in the present (when the present is almost always messy and chaotic) I know this writer (I'm her personal assistant), and she is an accomplished teacher of yoga and meditation, which deeply informs her work. She's also a "yoga mom" herself. Good luck!

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