"Hold the empty cup in your hands.
Look at all the room the cup has for filling.
Picture the inner part of yourself.
Notice how much room there is for filling.
Hold the cup out before you in the gesture of a beggar.
Ask God to fill you.
Arise, go and slowly pour something in your cup (coffee, tea, water).
Come back and sit down.
Receive and enjoy the contents of the cup."

"Opening ourselves to God's grace is a practice that we should do every day. Perhaps instead of the cup ritual, you might use a prayer gesture such as holding your hands with the palms up or cupping your fingers around your ears as you ask God to speak to you today. These simple movements signal your willingness to trust in God's guidance. See how they feel compared to clenching your fists in anger or using your arms to indicate that you want to keep something away."