Did you know that saying “No”
is a way of saying “Yes” to something else,
hopefully something better,
leading to greater freedom, joy,
peace, love, authenticity,
and letting go a bit more of ego,
attachment, honor, reputation and judgment?
Did you know that doing less
makes room for more of what
God may wish to give,
more time to be,
Did you know that the more God is calling
us to may not look like what we expect?
Perhaps it involved diminishment,
passivity and surrender?
Perhaps we are not so much being invited
to carry our cross as to extend our arms
so as to embrace it.