Yes is an inner practice of acceptance.
We allow our thoughts and feelings to naturally arise and pass away.
The big challenge at these times is, can we bring a friendly attention to just how unfriendly we feel?
Can we see clearly what we are experiencing, and say Yes to the huge force of No? And if we can’t manage that, can we at least intend to be friendly?
In the language of the Buddha, the word for friendliness, metta, is also translated as lovingkindness. When we say a friendly Yes to our experience, we awaken the healing power of love. It is this response of the heart that moves us towards healing. In a very physical way, saying Yes helps to dissolve the feeling that “something is wrong,” and relax our deepest doubts and fears. It’s hard to overestimate the power of Yes—it is a medicine that uplifts and frees our spirit.
Practice to relax back and to respond by saying "yes" in a difficult situation. Discover your heart capacity while practicing. .-)
BY Julia Mander