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02 May 2008 @ 10:56 pm
One of my favorite quotes--


It is no coincidence that we use the word grace both to describe physical beauty of movement and for a state of spiritual blessedness. When life-energy flows in its fullness through any living being, it manifests internally as pleasure and externally as grace.

Grace and pleasure are natural attributes of the sacred. Every time you ignore what gives your body pleasure, you lose some of the grace that every child and every wild animal possesses in such abundance.

Grace is a wonderful word, one of the few in the English language that stands at the intersection of the physical and the spiritual, reminding us that our task as human beings is not simply to identify ourselves as spiritual beings, but to embody spirit.

Grace is the fruit of such embodiment.

--Jalaja Bonheim

Mari Adkinsmariadkins on May 3rd, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)