My mother used to tell me, No matter what they ask you, always say yes. You can learn later.
To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It's easy to say no, even if it means dying.
All you have to do is say yes. Don’t make some big project out of it. Don’t make some big deal out of it. Just say yes. You don’t even know what it means to say yes, but you say it anyway. You’ll never know what it means to say yes, but you do it anyway. Freedom and Love arise when you die into the unknown mystery of being.
I have enjoyed life a lot more by saying yes than by saying no.
Our task is to say a holy yes to the real things of our life.
As I say yes to life, life says yes to me!
It is a f#@%load of work to be open-minded and generous and understanding and forgiving and accepting, but Christ, that is what matters. What matters is saying yes.
Say no to the demands of the world. Say yes to the longings of your own heart.
Love is the mystical, unconditionally all-affirming yes.
~Daphne Rose Kingma
Doing work you love is the dizzying path of saying yes to yourself and yes to a brilliant, hidden self you do not yet know.
~Tama J. Kieves
Enjoy saying no but don’t make it the wellspring of your vitality. Be fueled by blood-red yeses...
How do you say yes to yourself? By allowing desire to be your compass and the wind that fills your sails and asking the mind to be the servant of the heart. In our culture we ask the heart to obey the mind, and it can't because it is something so vast the mind can't even comprehend it. Just let go, say yes!
Saying yes means getting up and acting on your belief that you can create meaning and purpose in whatever life hands you.
When we learn to say a deep, passionate yes to the things that really matter, then peace begins to settle onto our lives like golden sunlight sifting to a forest floor.
One way we can know that we are aligned with the life force that is God is that we feel more and more alive. Notice what gives you aliveness and what diminishes you, deadens and numbs you so that you only skim the surface of life. Begin to say yes to what quickens and energises, to that which brings joy and gratitude.
~Mary Manin Morrissey
Always say yes to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say yes to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.
I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
~E. E. Cummings