The New Year brings to mind new experiences and adventures just waiting to happen. When the months are fresh, the possibilities for the future seem endless. How many doors will I walk through? How many doors will close? Will I be brave and fearless? Or hesitant and unsure? I always plan to embrace the mystery and walk confidently in any given direction at the appropriate time. But do I actually do it? Am I aware of the doors as they appear? This new year holds so many variables and the doorknob is but a simple symbol, asking for pause and contemplation.
Could a hand on the doorknob
remind us that we have the power
to unlock our inner doors?
Could we pause here
and feel this moment
as one of decision-making?
We may be only going into a familiar room,
but we can enter it with the understanding
that every day we enter into our habits,
our attitudes, our inner living rooms.
How might we be recalled into the present
by turning the handle of this door?
Could we use it as a means to slow down,
to ask ourselves what new doors there are to pass through,
both in our relationships
Could turning the handle of this door
be an opening to prayer?