A Mindful Mentality: Grace

Posted in Health, Lifestyle
on October 9, 2015


How can we be more graceful? And what does grace have to do with being more mindful?

For me, grace is one of the most important components of practicing mindfulness in our everyday lives. Personally, it’s the one component I have had the most trouble with. It’s also the one component I’ve found the most rewarding since I have been practicing mindfulness.

So how do we bring a sense of grace into our lives? I have three everyday scenarios when we can practice grace. This will lead to a more mindful life.

Accepting the imperfect:

Life can be incredibly complicated; and things don’t always go the way we expect. But it’s okay. We need take our minds off of the idea of a perfect life because there is no such thing as perfection. We have ideas of what we think is perfect, but that’s in our minds. Once you accept imperfections, you will be more mindful of your life altogether.

Practicing forgiveness:

I truly don’t like to admit this, but I struggle with forgiving people. Over the years, I’ve worked on forgiveness by coming to the realization that every human makes mistakes. We can’t expect perfection (same idea as my previous point). This has lead me to be more mindful about my actions and how I respond to other people’s actions.

Spreading unnecessary kindness:

Again, no one is perfect, so we all have bad days. Instead of putting out negative energy when we have a bad day, why not spread a little kindness to someone else? Or, if you notice someone is having a bad day, go out of your way to cheer them up. It’s all about becoming more mindful of your surroundings and the people around you.

How do you practice grace in your everyday life? Make sure to leave a comment with your thoughts below!

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  • This is a great reminder — I think grace is a hard concept for most people to grasp! I know I need to lend myself more grace, as well as others.

    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      Thank you so much for your comment! I agree that grace can be a difficult trait to work on, but I know it’s not impossible. I’m currently working on this more since it has been on my heart.

  • Great message. I think forgiving ourselves is also very important. I really struggle with that.

    • kiaracatanzaro@gmail.com

      Thank so much for your comment! I completely agree that forgiving yourself is huge part of forgiveness overall. Unfortunately, we tend to forget that we are human, too, and we need to give ourselves a break.

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