Living gracefully is an art anyone can cultivate. Whether your day is cloudy or bright, challenging or light, bring personal integrity to each and every moment. Aim for attention over distraction, presence over absence, and personal excellence over perfectionism.
For example, when meeting another person, whether it be for the first time or one hundredth time, aim to be attentive, upbeat, and punctual. Bring your full attention to the present moment. Turn off electronic devices beforehand and commit to quality time for both yourself and the other person. Be aware of any labels or judgements about yourself or others. Let them go and find the quiet inner side of yourself that is a neutral and compassionate observer. Make presence a habit in life and grace will be your natural companion.