Like faith, grace is easier to practice when things are going well. The challenge arises when the going gets tough.
Recently, I had yet another opportunity to practice grace in the face of adversity. Did I want to lash out at first? Yes! My feelings were hurt and my ego bruised. It usually takes about 24 hours for my emotions settle. I’ve learned - the hard way - not to react by making rash decisions or blasting off any crazy-pants emails during that cooling off period. A day later, when rationality returns, the choice to respond with grace rises to the surface. The beauty of it is – grace always pays off! So, why do I put myself through the roller coaster of reactions before choosing grace? Simply, I’m human and imperfect.
Each of us differs in the time it takes to shift from reaction to response. Reaction is emotional and sometimes volatile whereas a response is mindful and lucid. And, for every one of us, grace shows up in its own special way. If time allows, refrain from ‘reacting’ and ride out the wave of emotion. When you regain inner balance and composure, the opportunity to ‘respond’ - with grace - will become evident, flowing forth naturally from your heart.
Grace, imperfection and real power are inextricably linked. Where there is authentic power (a constant that lives within you) there is unquestionable grace and imperfection.
Love & Spirit, Kimble
P.S. Want to reveal your grace and real power while honoring your imperfections? Join me as I continue to guide so many toward personal success with my game-changer - The Monarch Method™.
I'd love to connect. Here's my calendar link to make finding time for us to talk on the phone easy.