A Moment in Grace
Sitting in the circle of group Thursday night, listening to people dear to me speak about how they allow themselves to receive, I felt my heart smile in response to the loving energy of our gathering.
Unbidden, came a simple statement – a quiet, matter of fact declaration: "I am a beautiful being". There was not the tearful sense of redemption I sometimes feel when touched by life – no awe, really – just a peaceful feeling. The egoic self was strangely silent. I remember thinking "my heart is good", with no judgments about accomplishments or mistakes, good deeds or bad deeds. In fact, all that stuff seemed irrelevant.
The experience lasted maybe a couple seconds. Then, effortlessly, my attention returned to the flow in the room. Only later, after group was over, did I begin to appreciate the significance – and the originality – of that moment.
Ego loves the familiar repetition of the same old thoughts. This was not one of my usual thoughts. This was a moment in grace, a gentle reminder for me – and now, I hope, a gentle reminder for you – of who we are.