I enjoy reading Richard Rohr, a Roman Catholic priest. I’ve also listened to many of his talks. Here’s a great quote from one of his books about the sacred yes as well as the sacred no:
“By the sacred yes or sacred no I mean that affirmation or negation that comes from a deep place of wisdom and courage, even if it creates conflict or disagreement. The sacred yes is not willful or egocentric, but rather is willing and surrendered. The sacred no is not rebellion or refusal, but always the necessary protecting of boundaries.”
Where have you been happy to say yes? What was that like?
Where have you had to say no? What was that like?