Day 2: Hold a person’s hand.
Connection. Vulnerability. Compassion.
The touch of a hand.
If you google it, you will find directions on how to hold a person’s hand. Move in slowly, sense his/her intimacy with you, the unspoken tenderness, the risk of reaching beyond yourself, to touch fingers, to open hearts, to bridge the gap with another person.
Boundaries. Strength. Courage.
The inherent vulnerability need be noticed in the risks we take when we reach out to touch a person. Will they reject us? Will they understand our intentions? Will they value the support we are providing? It’s scary to reach out, not knowing the outcome, unsure of the truth.
Why do it? Why take the risk?
Some will say it is for the outcome. We made the other person feel better, grounded a connection that was felt and is now actualized. Others will say it is for the security, in knowing our child is safe crossing the street, in knowing our grandfather won’t fall getting up the steps, in knowing we are loved by our partner.
For today, I ask to you look at your hands. Imagine yourself holding your world, right in your palms. The doors, the keys, the opportunities, are right there, resting softly, gently, patiently, at your finger tips.
Why do you take the risk to reach out, to be vulnerable, to show your courage?
Make connections today.
Open doors. Find keys.
Hold a person’s hand.