These are wise words: “Simply let your `Yes’ be `Yes,’ and your `No,’ `No’”. But it is easier said than done, in some of our relationships at least.
Some of us may have been taught as children that it isn’t polite to say ‘no’. Or we think that setting boundaries in our relationships means that we are not being loving.
Thinking like this makes it harder as adults to take control of life, to know that we can make choices for what we do and don’t take responsibility.
Let’s observe our choices this week. Are we clearly thinking through for what we take responsibility? Or are we welcoming all comers, without discernment?
It’s healthy to be able to use both words, ‘Yes’ and ‘No’.
Give yourself a health check by observing when you find it easier to set boundaries and when you find it harder. Self-knowledge is the beginning of wisdom.
This is Mindful Monday on 25 October 2021