Grace: Why We Need This To Live A Mindful And Happy Life?

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GRACE. This old-fashioned word is making a comeback! I heard the word 'grace' bandied around occasionally when I was growing up, and it always felt religious or old-fashioned, something a stuffy old lady might say at a high tea party. However, this word has really rebirthed itself recently, and I feel it is important more than ever to understand what it means and see why it is so critical to master in our modern-day world to be at our best.

The actual definition of GRACE is this: Courteous goodwill or smoothness and elegance of movement.

I would like to focus on the second definition. That, being smoothness and elegance of movement - wow! what a concept, hey? Why are grace and elegance so fundamental to our lives today? Well, to be blunt, we often lack it! We are rushed, busy, jagged, sometimes unhealthy, and often not present in the moment. We face loads of daily challenges and face people's energy and issues like financial, relationship challenges, work stress, physical fatigue, or health issues. We can choose to do this with grace and elegance or none at all!

Managing our personal challenges with grace means that we hold our center and we are composed in our mind, our body and most of all, our spirit.  We should be chasing the idea of Grace and master it! - Grace gives us smooth movement and flow. It allows us gentleness, poise, and strength. How do we go about this?

My top 5 TIPS ON HOW TO MASTER GRACE:

1. Connect to nature more   What does connecting with nature involve? Sitting in the landscape and paying attention to the incredible ecosystem around you, minus the phone, people (unless they sit quietly next to you) and your worldly duties. It slows us down and a shining example of grace.

2. Eat well! It sounds obvious. but use the 80/20 rule in eating. It makes a profound difference in how you feel and manage your life with grace. Eating 80%, except for sugar, alcohol, refined grains and fried food and 20% of the time, be indulgent if you like, but remember that food with sugar in it, throws you out of grace as swift as a kick in the guts!

3. Self-reflection We need to be evolving beings that can look at our life from a higher self-state and recognize the patterns playing out. We need to commit to doing the work on ourselves in finding a clearer and more focused way to find our inner self. Our journey inwards brings us closer to grace.

4. Compassion This word means that we look or observe without taking on the stress and burden or without feeling that we are the victim of other people. We should not see life experiences as right or wrong rather, we see life as a classroom of learning.

5. Respect is key Everything is alive. We need to respect that all things in this world are living beings, that include people, animals, trees, flowers, rocks, and many more. We need to allow things around us to show their unique expression and pulse without feeling like we are the greater being. When we are equal and connected to one source, we value everything around us like as if it were our own arm or leg.

This feeling is the smoothest place you could ever be in! Moving towards our own peace, our own elegance, and our own state of grace are our life work at Rezinate. We designed a 4-Day Spiritual Retreat around how to get closer to this place; out in nature, doing self-work, learning how everything is alive, and practicing deep compassion for yourself. Pure bliss!   

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