When you say NO to something, you are automatically saying YES to something else. In Tantric yogic philosophy we start with YES. It is our first choice as we open to what the moment offers us. Then, after taking a moment to reflect, we can say NO as a boundary to what is not life enhancing.
We embrace the universal truth that YES is active! As Paulo Coelho writes in The Alchemist, "There is only one way to learn, it's through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey." Yoga is learning to align with our intrinsic nature of goodness, as opposed to resisting or over controlling life by always saying NO. Harnessing the power of intention means being confident as you say YES. When you decide you are clear on what you say YES to, then everything is there to support you. As The Alchemist says, "When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
Let's start by saying YES to a little quiz. Ask yourself: