Why are some of the simplest words the hardest to vocalise? Today I have been pondering the power of yes and no, making a pledge to myself that I will make use of them, as appropriate and as my heart & instincts lead me. I have recently been doing some intense “heart searching”, asking for signs and being open to hearing the answers. As is customary when I go through a process such as this, coincidences* appear at every turn, things begin to flow** and I feel inspired.

It’s a touch scary too!

And so, being a “visual person”, I created this simple quote graphic to inspire me, based upon the very thoughts I have been mulling over all day.

I am excited at the prospect of being able to share with you the fruits of my saying yes (and no) over the course of the next few months. I anticipate that the next year will see huge and wonderful changes happening in my life.

In the meantime, I thank you for the continued support and inspiration you all share with me by being here, sharing your stories and by following your own hearts and paths… MM xx



*You wouldn’t believe them if I listed them all, but one of many is the fact that I entered into this period of deep self-reflection and heart searching just as Deepak Chopra’s new meditation experience began. Each day, I find the reflections/meditations beyond spookily appropriate, exactly mirroring my own personal reflections of the day.

**The experience (aptly entitled Finding Your Flow!) has now been running for a week, but it is not too late to register here for FREE!

From The Chopra Centre site:

An inner guide for transforming your life!
Did you know that there is a flow of powerful energy that permeates every aspect of our reality? When aligned with this flow, we’re tapped into the pure, unlimited source of all peace, possibility and potential. Actualize your vision for authentic wellbeing with us on 4.14.14, when we will embark on a 3-week journey toward true transformation. We’ll reveal the secrets to finding your flow and teach you how to leverage its mighty power to effortlessly carry you like a river current to all of the joy, love and fulfillment you desire.

If interested in my reflections on Deepak Chopra’s previous 21-Day Meditation Challenges, see links below:



31 thoughts on “THE COURAGE TO SAY YES (or no)

  1. I love your graphic!

    To find that balance between “yes” and “no” is remarkable, to continue in the frame of mind takes meditation. It takes focus.

    I have found that I begin with “no” and then end with “yes” so that it looks like”


  2. I am curious to see what you have to say. I am smiling about Clanmother’s Noooo….esss! Yes and No often seem to occupy some sort of continuum like that for me. Or perhaps they live on a slippery slope, always on the point of collision. 🙂

  3. Beautifully written and so true..I too find that coincidences occur alot but now feel that it shows that we are on the right path. I strongly believe in signs and our energy leading us and connecting us. I feel even closer to you now..After reading this…wonderful!

  4. I’m not always honest with my use of the words “yes” and “no”. I hate to disappoint people, so I often say, “yes” when I want to say, “no.” Sometimes this is good, like recently when I said, “yes” to giving a speech and it got me out of my comfort zone. Other times it stresses me out, like when I agree to do something that I don’t feel I have the time to do. I love Deepak Chopra, by the way. I think I read his book, 7 Habits of Spiritual Success, three times. Celeste 🙂

    • Hi Celeste! Sooo like me! I have been a notorious people-pleaser throughout my life. Something that I am very keen to change. My boundaries are now better than they have ever been, but I still have a way to go. I really need to check in with myself about when I am using both words as a means of furthering my personal growth and following my heart… or whether I am using either out of fear or to try to make someone else happy. Best wishes to you 🙂 xx

  5. Interesting! I am curious to hear where this path will take you. My background is partly Ethiopian, and in the Amharic language there really is no word like ‘no’. It is not part of the culture to say no (you only have a form that means as much as “isn’t’ to dispute facts)

    • Wow! That is really interesting! How cool!
      I am curious too. I have some notion of what I would like to do… but the path there will take me on a real journey of discovery, I am sure 🙂

    • Oh, that’s really sweet! And I am sorry you are having issues 😦 It can be hard to speak your truth, but I have found that doing the head miles over something without making a move to say something is even worse (and more exhausting) than the act itself. I hope you find peace with this situation soon. All the best 🙂

  6. Words of inspiration, and a powerful reminder to say what we mean and do what we need for our own sanity. I may not be able to manage meditation, but self-care is something that we should all practice.

  7. beautiful post!
    what a thing to have to courage to say ‘yes’ – it can take you to so many places!
    good luck on your journey and can’t wait to hear all the results 🙂

    • Thank you! xx
      I am a bit nervous about this new boundary-setting, risk-taking, heart-led life I am leading, but a week or so into it, and all is well! And things seem to be happening already. It’s quite amazing. I guess the more I practise listening and acting upon that stuff, the easier it will get and the more faith I will have in the process 🙂

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