The Power to Say “Yes!”

Dance of Life

My quote today is from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“Sometimes we have the power to say ‘yes’ to life.  Then peace enters us and makes us whole.”

And how does one say “yes” to life I may ask?

To me, it means embracing the unknown with confidence, curiosity and wonderment.   It could mean going a new and different way to work; it could be taking a day trip to a place you have never been before.  Perhaps it is trying a new activity you think you may not like.  It could be something simple like buying your coffee from a new place and eating lunch somewhere else.

Deepak Chopra sums it up nicely, he writes, “When you feel a new impulse, an uplifting thought, an insight that you have never acted upon before, embrace the unknown, cherish it as the newborn babyGod lives in the unknown, and when you can embrace it fully, you are home free!”

Are you a creature of the unknown or a creature of habit?


1 thought on “The Power to Say “Yes!”

  1. Lately, a creature of habit, especially on Tuesdays when I stay in town while the kids are in Latin. But I’ve been trying to do something different artistically. Like today, I took watercolors with me and sketched an outside view from the library window instead of a person on the inside! I like to explore the unknown.


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