Monday, September 12, 2011

The Power of "Yes"

My reading today from 365 Tao: Daily Meditations (by Deng Ming-Dao) featured a story about the author meeting a great, unnamed writer. At the time, the author of my meditation book was a novice writer, and he had a lot of questions for this much more experienced writer. As he tells it, "To most of my questions she would only answer, 'Yes.' She knew all the answers, and she knew all the exceptions, and she knew the best thing that an older person could tell a younger person was, 'Yes.' Yes, the affirmative. Yes, as in keep exploring. Yes, as in there are no ultimate answers."

What have you said "Yes" to lately?

3 comments:

Michael Offutt said...

I have said yes to a doughnut from Crispy Creme and it was delicious.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

LOL, Michael! I've said "Yes" to way too many treats in my life.

Eric said...

I said Yes to make dinner tonight. That counts, right? ;)

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