September 5th, 2010

The Benefits of Open Hands

Open Hands

(A Mantra)

I approach life with open hands.

I am ready for whatever may be placed into them.

I can not grasp or hold the things that are placed there.

I will be grateful while these things are in my care.

I will not miss the pieces of life that never find their way into my hands.

I will not expect precious things to remain in my hands.

I will allow even the things I have longed, wished and hoped for to leave my hands.

I will let go of expectation.

More can fit into my open hand than my clenched fist.