Day 17 - Making Grace a Way of Life
“All that we have and don't have is a grace.” ― Mac MacKenzie
In today’s meditation, we go beyond the mere behavior and attitude of gratitude, and let gratitude and grace become our way of being and living in the world. In the past, feelings of grace may have been rare and fleeting moments. To make grace permanent, we need to establish gratitude as a habit, so it becomes your default mode of relating to others.
When gratitude is the natural way you approach life, it is no longer an activity you try to remember to do. Gratitude is simply how you express who you are and how you feel. The practice of gratitude naturally and invisibly becomes a life lived in the state of grace.
1. Looking back over the past few weeks since the beginning of our Meditation Experience, consider how the practice of gratitude has improved the quality of your life. Write about any ways in which it might have brought more trust, love, surrender, kindness, or faith into your daily experience.
2. Write about the most productive acts of gratitude that have increased grace in your life.
3. Now, note one area in which you feel you could improve your practice of gratitude.
4. Use this space to reflect further on your experience today.