The Word No seems Restrictive. Punishing. Sacrificial.
But Really when we Say No, it opens the door to Say Yes.
When we say No to Overindulging, we say Yes to Self Control. The endorphin rush from Advocating for Yourself feels better than any “Over Anything” ever will.
When we say No to Gossip, we say Yes to our own Integrity. And to the Integrity of Others. Others’ Pain is Sacred, we should treat it as Hallowed Ground.
When we say No to Lust, we say Yes to Love. Self Love and Love for Others. Nothing good comes from the Intense Fire of Lust, just Scorched Earth.
When we say No to Laziness we say Yes to Productivity. There’s nothing sweeter than the Satisfied Elixir of a Day Well Spent.
When we say no to Negative Emotion, we say YES to JOY. Probably my favourite of all Trade Offs.
So, for me, I will not focus on The No…I will see I’m really invariably Saying Yes.
I Say Yes.