“You can cultivate gracefulness, but graciousness is the aroma of friendliness which emanates from a love-saturated soul.” [UB 171:7:0]
Thought Adjuster: “The above statement made you smile. What a beautiful description of a love-saturated soul! How else could you become ‘gracious,’ without ennobling your very core with the beautifying influence of Love?
“The poster boy for Graciousness is your Master Jesus. “[He] possessed that matchless grace of personality which enabled him so to live among them that they were not dismayed by his divinity. They found it really easy to be “friends with God,” God incarnate in the likeness of mortal flesh.” [UB137:7:2]
“As well, the Father in Heaven personally descends from the heights of glory to ‘grace’ you with His Indwelling Presence. “In endless profusion [the Divine Thought Monitors] descend from the heights of glory to grace and indwell the humble minds of those mortals who possess the capacity for God-consciousness or the potential therefor.” [UB 2:1:7] Moreover, He intends to take you back with Him to the heights of glory!
“Doesn’t it tell you how intimately you are cared for? Why then doubt in the breathtaking glories of your eternal destiny? What matters is that, through the combined assistance of the spiritual influences you are blessed with, you acquire lasting soul aroma—a unique personality fragrance that you increasingly exude as your heart is expanded by Love-in-Action—its diffuser.
“One can be physically attractive by polishing one’s external appearance. It is more crucial to tend to the inner beautification of your potentially eternal soul by acting upon the judicious guidance of Spirit.
“A life well-led accumulates enduring treasures in Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. In a way, you could say that, just as an outgoing President builds a library to conserve his legacy, you are pursuing a similar undertaking by safekeeping in your spiritual portfolio a variety of proceeds of eternal import—byproducts of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.”