fierce grace

fierce grace,

n term coined by spiritual teacher Ram Dass to describe the paradoxical spiritual insight he experienced (growth through suffering) as a result of a stroke.
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Yoga fans should check out Fierce Grace, a hot yoga system based on classical Hatha, Ashtanga and Bikram yoga that aims to improve strength and flexibility for body and mind.
The mother to a son, Angelou mentored many "daughters,'' some through her work, others personally like Winfrey, who said Angelou "moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace.
That belief, held firmly with an iron-fisted internal resolve, helped her not only to endure 19 months of intense suffering with fierce grace that matured into spiritual grandeur, but to triumph over the grim odds predicting an early demise.
Without fail, the archbishop met this with a fierce grace and resolve to protect the vulnerable and tell the truth.
The life and spirit of Baba Ram Dass (aka Richard Alpert) are chronicled in the documentary ``Ram Dass: Fierce Grace.