Your very ability to recognise something outside of yourself and see its value forms part of the equation of grace. The qualities of appreciation and humility, which arise as natural expressions of your own mind, are no less sacred than the objects that arouse them. To be touched by the beauty and pain of life rather than trying to live around them creates grace.
All this is to say that the grace doesn’t happen in a vacuum but rather from the intercourse between your awareness and the world you encounter. Grace happens when you find yourself in sane relationship with your world – Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel