PRACTICING GRACE

grace

noun \ˈgrās

  • a disposition to show kindness and compassion towards others

  • the freely given, unmerited love and mercy given to us by God

  • the influence of spirit operating in humans

  • a temporary pardon or exemption

  • a non-anxious presence

People often struggle to find the right words when defining what grace means to them. Grace typically evokes a feeling response as opposed to a thinking response, and even if it can’t be described adequately, we all know how grace feels.

Shortly after beginning qigong I felt more energetic, motivated, focused, and happy, and my anxiety related symptoms virtually disappeared. But there was something else I felt, something intangible that can only be described as a sense of grace. It was this feeling that compelled me to practice grace in my teachings of qigong and to inspire my students to do the same.

Practicing grace is a way of being. It means moving through all the trials of life guided by an inner compass that points to acceptance and kindness…for self and for others.

In my classes and private sessions, I strive to create a warm and compassionate space for students to access their own healing power. I encourage students to be humble and gentle with themselves as they explore qigong and find practical ways to integrate it into their busy lives.