This post is very much reminds me of open hands and exhaling . . .
Here in Hawaii, the indigenous teaching about blessings and “mana” is that it is like rain falling upon your head. The following teaching adds a new perspective to what it means to be blessed and have power . . .
We try so hard to hang on to the teachings and “get it,” but actually the truth sinks in like rain into very hard earth. The rain is very gentle, and we soften up slowly at our own speed. But when that happens, something has fundamentally changed in us. That hard earth has softened. It doesn’t seem to happen by trying to get it or capture it. It happens by letting go; it happens by relaxing your mind, and it happens by the aspiration and the longing to want to communicate with yourself and others. Each of us finds our own way.
–Pema Chodron, Start Where You Are
From Everyday Mind, a Tricycle book edited by Jean Smith