Grace is the name of our beautiful white lab.
That wasn’t her given name when we untied her
from a tree, nine years ago, yet it was her name
all along. Gracie is loving accepting and inclusive,
My loving Mother never judged. She was loving, accepting and inclusive. It wasn’t until years later that I really understood her belief that our fate is not entirely in our own hands. Her guiding words, “There but for the grace of God go I” is how this puppy came to be ours, and how she got her name. When we can recognize ourselves in others, compassion grows.
"Opening to Grace" is a term used within my yoga practice. It is a way of leading what we do with an open-hearted attitude of infinite possibility and unconditional support. John O'Donahue said something like, "I find grace to be a fleeting experience which is clear and evident - when something seems to be whispering, 'notice this."'
Grace holds space for all possibilities.