“When you are a yes for what’s possible in your practice, you will act. And out of that action, you will expand and create a new physical reality…be a YES — fully, wholly and honestly — for what you are aiming for. To aim true in the pose is to be a yes for the results you want…Being a yes inspires you to take the actions needed to move from where you are to where you want to go.” – Baron Baptiste
I’ve gotten much better at setting boundaries and saying “No.” over the past few years, but something I realized this morning, when I was reading “Perfectly Imperfect: The Art & Soul of Yoga Practice,” by Baron Baptiste, is that I want to say “YES!” more, because of the enthusiastic energy that word creates in my body.
Now, the former people-pleaser in me kind of freaks out when I hear myself say that. But I don’t mean that I’m going to start saying yes to things that I don’t want to do. What it does mean, is that instead of feeling guilty when I say “No,” I will remind myself of what I’m saying “Yes!” to by setting that boundary.
By saying “No” to going out to dinner with friends on a weeknight I’m saying “Yes!” to my evening routine of preparing for the next day, relaxing and getting to bed early so I can enough sleep.
By saying “No” to the free cookie sample at the store I’m saying “Yes!” to my decision to fuel my body with food that gives me energy and supports my health goals.
By saying “No” to the urge to snooze (over and over again), I’m saying “Yes!” to my morning routine that makes me feel grounded and whole.
What will you say “Yes!” to today that will help you create momentum for where you want to go?