For most of my formative years I practiced ballet. Dance rehearsals were my first experience with the word “grace.” In dance, grace was all about how you moved your body; making difficult movements look effortless. It wasn’t until my twenties that I realized that grace could be used to describe a person’s heart and intentions. As I prepare to spend the upcoming holidays with family members that I love, but who can also test my patience, I am reminded of the importance and benefit of having grace for others.
The best way to be confronted by your deepest anxieties is to be in a romantic relationship. As adults we seek partners that mirror our earliest attachments and are inevitably exposed to very primal survival needs for safety and security. So when things go south (or when they don’t meet idiosyncratic expectations for what it means to be loved) our brains snap into fight or flight mode and we end up saying or doing things that can have damaging effects on our relationships.
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