Mindfulness teaches that you need to be intentional about how you are going about living your life. Grace, as defined in the Wiktionary, and how I'm using it, is free and undeserved favour, especially of God. Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification.
Now, I'm not trying to convert anyone here. Live the life you live and believe whatever religion you believe....if you even have one. What I'm saying is, we all need free and undeserved favour at some point. Call it forgiveness or 'slack' when you've used up all of your points. Without grace and forgiveness noone can get beyond their regret and shame and just be in the moment consciously moving forward into the future that is being created.
You can listen to that podcast here: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/programs/.../can-a-racist-change-1.4270282
Also, the Invictus games are on. They are the international Paralympic-style multi-sport event, created by the Prince Harry of Wales, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in sports.
These are people who have seen and suffered enough that they have every reason to collapse into their feelings and not be able to function. And they are inspiration personified. Here is Prince Harry's opening speech and what inspired him to start up the Invictus Games youtu.be/5zFoMqsvXvk
And here are the athletes reciting the Invictus poem. youtu.be/46x_XT4HFHM
It doesn't matter how hard you work at being intentional. Life will still throw you curve balls. People you love will die. Mistakes will happen. By you and by others. It's OK......as long as you have grace and forgiveness in your heart. For yourself and them. Enjoy the moment. Learn, forgive, have grace when it gets hard.
Amazing grace: youtu.be/X6Mtpk4jeVA