Category Archives: Simple Disciplines

A Simple Discipline: Say YES!

For things to happen in our life we must be available, ready and willing.  When Spirit moves are we open to it, or do we even notice?  An important part of life is saying yes.  Not saying yes to everyone and everything because you are afraid to say no.  That is so not what I am talking about here.  Saying yes to life means that we are ready, open and available for the good life has in store.

When we say yes to life, it gives a resounding YES back and doors of opportunity start opening.  This includes opportunities to grow, learn and develop strength we didn’t know we had.  Sometimes as they are happening we may doubt that these are good, but in the end we will learn that they are.

This month you will hear inspiring music, quotes and stories from people who have said YES to life.  Let these inspire you.

A Favorite Book of Mine

One of my favorite books is Feel the Fear and do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers Ph.D.  Although it was first published in 1987 and Dr. Jeffers passed in 2012 this book and workshops based on it are still going strong and helping people today.  I bought a copy in 1990 after moving halfway across the state to take my “dream job” only to have it turn into a nightmare.  I not only read the book, I did the work.  I stopped watching the news and reading the newspaper.  I wrote out affirmations and posted them on the bulletin board above my desk.  I even started listening to positive books on tape as I drove to and from work.  And you know what?  It worked.  This book showed me that I could be afraid but keep moving.  It also started me on the journey toward living a positive lifestyle.  Before that I was a rather negative person.  I didn’t change overnight and I am still a work in progress but I am so grateful that Dr. Jeffers wrote this book and persisted in her attempts to get it published.  Thank you Susan!  You are missed.

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