A child opens his or her eyes and begins to experience the world.
At the end of life, someone often closes our eyes for us.
At the beginning of life, we instinctively grasp something placed in our hands. Our clenched fists strengthen over time.
At the end, we grasp nothing.
As we try to hold on, we feel a sense of ownership. Letting go shifts to stewardship. Releasing involves trusting. An open palm requires humility.
Transitioning to life with an open palm well before death is a blessing, an intentional and ongoing choice.
What is the posture of your hands today?
How does it reflect the tension of your life?