What would you dare to dream if you knew you wouldn't fail? Where would you take your life, if you had no fear or limitations?
What are we afraid of anyway? The most common fears are:
• Fear of being alone • Fear of the unknown • Fear of looking like a fool • Fear of being "found out" • Fear of having no money • Fear of trying new things • Fear of not measuring up to new people • Fear of failing • Fear of succeeding
"Love is a place
& through this place of love move (with brightness of peace) all places
yes is a world & in this world of yes live (skillfully curled) all worlds" – E.E. Cummings
Every time a new offer appears in our life, our conditioning guides us to either block it or accept it. We all choose what will occur in our lives based on our resistance or open-ness to a given moment. In the unknown rests the fresh, the new, the expansion of our existence. When we unconsciously block the unknown by saying "no", we resist the universe and constrict our potential.
While saying "yes" every time we are asked a favor, can lead to weak & porous boundaries, saying "yes" every time we are offered an opportunity can lead us to new dimensions – which can shift our life to new heights.
Try it this week. Simply make the commitment every day, to say "YES" when offered the opportunity to meet a new person, express our voice, try something new (as long as it isn't hurtful to you or someone else), or test your abilities. Start small. Begin by taking small steps: make a phone call you've been putting off, text someone you haven't spoken to in a while, ask a question when you don't really understand the situation, and prepare for magnificence to unfold in your life. Use my 16 seconds to clarity breathing technique (inhale for 4 seconds; hold it in for 4 seconds; release it for 4 seconds; hold it out for 4 seconds) as soon as you find yourself saying no. Introducing this pattern interrupt will allow you to step into YES with greater grace and greater ease.
I'll see you in the gap. peace. -davidji