How many times in life do we just say yes, when we really mean no?
Maybe we don't want to hurt someone's feelings...
Maybe we think it's kinder to say yes...
Maybe we are tired and just don't have the energy to handle it right now, so we say yes....
Maybe we are a 'good person,' so of course we say yes...
Maybe we think we are doing someone a favor....
There are so many reasons and excuses we can use to justify why we say yes.
But what is the cost?
When it's easier to say yes to staying in an un-loving relationship....
When it's easier to say yes to other's needs before our own (because we are a kind, caring, good person)....
The cost is our life.
Literally, the entire time we are living here on earth and we are saying yes to someone and something else. who is saying yes to us?
Who is actually living the life we dream about?
For me saying yes comes at to great a price and there is far more power in saying no.
Saying no to what doesn't light us up.
Saying no to what doesn't bring us joy.
Saying no to people and situations that seem to bring out the worst in us (and saying yes to those who inspire us to be our best).
Watch more here on last week's Friday at Five
I tried to fit in to this reality; I did everything I was 'supposed' to do: went to college, got a job, bought a house. And I was absolutely miserable. It was went I lost everything that I found the greatest gift. I found myself. I went back to my roots and explored all things 'hooey,' weird, and 'out there.' I embraced my psychic gifts and started using my intuition again, which allowed me to re-discover the magic and mystery that does exist in this life (when we are brave enough to embrace it).