Yes and No
"Simply let your yes be yes and your no be no." -Jesus
I'm learning the magic of yes's and no's.
It's taken me a long time, I suppose
to keep together the vision that knows
that while a full-bodied, "yes!" blossoms and grows
a series of half-hearted "yes's", a fragmented life expose.
Distraction, focus, integrity... All come back to yes and no.
My yes can create
an infinite queue
a string of possibility
My no can create
an infinite wall
barriers and blinders
roadblocks and hurdles...
the freedom to clear the clutter, clear the queue.
To reclaim focus, to let go of distraction, to rebuild integrity
starting at ground zero, square one,
with two yes in focus and a third eye to guide them
Forgiving myself and letting go, letting be, stopping to look and see.
Allow myself to let go, to say no
Not forever, but for now
To let go of what doesn't bring joy
What doesn't reflect my best yes
What doesn't resonate to the fullest frequency
and enjoy the ensuing quiet.
When I say, "Yes!"
I want to mean it.
Full-hearted, fully present.
In it and with it to win it before I begin it.
Freedom to flourish and to fail as I fall forward into embodied action.
When I say, "No."
I want to say it with conviction.
To give my best no.
no explanation needed
no shame in my game
no need to hurry or worry
enjoy a no that isn't a wall but the flip side of a best yes.
I know when it's best for me to say know to what's best for me.
Some of my best YES moments are the people in my life, the people right in front of me.
Some of my most important NO moments are avoiding the traps that get me out of sync and into trouble.
I'm (re)committing to let my yes be yes and my no be no.
Reminder: I'm currently on a sabbatical from social media. One of my "no's" is to the plastic that I have allowed to dominate subtle parts of my life and thinking. If you want to engage, please feel free to comment directly on the post or shoot me an email!
Peace and love,