It is interesting to clench your fist and then to open your hands and feel the difference in mindset that this brings. Entering into each new moment with hands open, creates opportunity for connections to be made and learning to occur. The simple act of opening our hands, breathing and slowing our thinking can be part of an intentional act to let go of fears, frustrations and assumptions that bind and limit us. Being open to discovering new facets of people and circumstances enables us to embrace and learn through both success and challenges.
God invites us to engage in conversation and reflection with Him. Praying with open hands, starting with what we are thankful for, reflecting on those things that challenge us and then praying for God’s guidance, opens the opportunity for growth and joy. As we start the new term, a new day, or a new moment, God invites us to learn through and then let go of those things that limit our thinking. Starting afresh and being open to learning and connection opens us to possibility.