Growing up I heard “No” so many times I thought that was the usual way to respond to things. Negativity in my family was not intentional, simply perpetual. My parents had simply carried over their own childhood beliefs and ways of viewing the world without scrutiny and without awareness.
As I grew into adulthood and began to notice the difference between my usual fall-back response and that of others, as I became more aware it wasn’t exactly the norm, I also became (here it is…) aware I had a choice. I could either say “No” to life or “Yes” to life.
I started with myself. I’d always been someone who enjoyed helping others, often sacrificing my own needs in the process. When I started putting my needs first with the intention of also serving others, things began to flow easier. I began to say “Yes” more frequently to myself and big changes came with that.
I graduated college after much initial struggle. I moved across the country to experience life in a different way. I decided to go into medicine, and have been practicing it for the last 14 years. All because I said “Yes” to myself and to life.
Now, I am saying “Yes” to you. I returned after a near death experience to kick my service to others up a notch. I came back to be an inspiration and support for those who struggle in life. I am a student and a teacher, as we all are. The only difference between any two people are levels of awareness and experience. We can help elevate one another, all we need to do is say “YES!”
Love to All!!