when we say yes to something, we say no to something else. Here are some random examples off the top:
Yes to going out means no to getting work done
Or yes to working out means no gardening
yes to mediating means no to distraction
Or Yes to reading, no to gossiping
Yes to walking the dog, no to eating icecream
when we say yes to something, we’re making a commitment.
Yes to giving a hand means being there on time
Sometimes we say yes off the cuff, not really thinking about it.
And if we can just think for a second: using that gap between stimulus and response, to think before we act
would we still say yes?
This is a skill I am working on