It’s difficult to define. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, grace is:
a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
b : a virtue coming from God
c : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace
It’s something to do with divine and God.
And what is divine and what is God?
More and more description and words, in the attempt of describing something undescribable, something beyond words.
Grace is everything, and everything is grace. The more I realize that, the more I just let life flows. Allow. Open.
What was stopping me from letting life flow?
Conditioning. Fear. Afraid of not being accepted, afraid of being alone, etc. And thus I conformed with the conditioning of society – eg: study, get a degree, graduate, find a job, find a husband, build a career, buy a car, buy a house, go for a holiday, buy a fancier car, buy a bigger house, go for a more exotic holiday, and so on and so forth. And there’s no end in sight – there’s always something more, better, bigger, fancier.
This pursuit of ‘more’ made my life cluttered. Full of excess baggage. Not only physical but also mental. The more cluttered, the less space…
Without space, grace couldn’t flow – and it felt like I was swimming against the current.
I was unhappy, but too afraid to do anything because of fear; fear of being different, fear of failure, fear of not accepted by others. Until I realized that it was my fear that made me so clingy, too afraid to let go.
Facing the fear, I let things go. Clear out some stuff. And create space. Soon, with all the space, grace started flowing.
Cultivate space for grace, and grace will flow.
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