Recently I was having a conversation with a friend who had decided to say "yes" to everything that came her way. "I'm thinking that if it's put in my path it's Divine Will so I'm just saying yes to it." As a result she was experiencing all kinds of miracles in her life.
There was a Jim Carrey movie, Yes Man, that came out last year about a man who took a similar approach to life after being forced into it by a "Yes" guru. It turns his whole life around. Where he was once fearful, he becomes fearless. Where closed, open. You get the idea. He is transformed.
I'm in a situation right now where I've decided to "just say yes" to something that scares me. It's something very banal, something that people do everyday by the millions but I've never done it before and it brings up the terror big-time.
I'm buying a vehicle.
There are all kinds of reasons why I could say no to this prospect and they run the gamut from environmental to financial but I've weighed them all carefully and what my "no" really comes down to is fear. I'm afraid. It may sound silly but it's the truth.
What if I buy the wrong one? What if I can't afford it 6 months down the road? What if I'm struck by lightning because I'm contributing to the accumulation of more junk on the planet? What if the environmental fascists find out and hunt me down?
Seeking Higher Guidance, I consulted the Grace Cards. I was sure I was going to pull one that said "Prudence: don't be an arse you can live without a vehicle you've been doing it for years" but instead I picked "Surprise: Keep an open mind. Grace can often be found in unexpected places."
So after this conversation with my yes-friend I've made the final decision to go ahead and take the plunge, take the risk and walk through my fear. I'm looking forward to the surprise!
Inspiring Message of the Day: I will practice saying "yes" to whatever comes my way today. I will keep an open mind about where saying "yes" can lead me.