Do you ever get those recurring signs from the universe that you should be doing something? You’ll keep seeing the same word or maybe the same pictures pop up all over the place. Carl Jung called it ‘synchronicity’, and explained these instances as ‘meaningful coincidences’. I’m sure you’ll all know what I’m talking about. Well it’s been happening to me, and I think the universe is trying to tell me to say yes more.
Over and over again I keep being drawn to the word yes. It’ll just appear out of nowhere. Bold as brass, and usually when I’m wondering if I should be doing something adventurous or not. Since new years it’s been popping up all over the place.
Most recently I’ve happened upon Dave Cornthwaites “Say Yes More” campaign, which seems like a really fabulous thing. I also recently re-discovered an old favourite book of mine in the shape of ‘Yes Man‘ by Danny Wallace. I finished re-reading it last week, and I enjoyed it even more the second time around. I guess this time, it meant something to me.
Well the long and the short of all these yes signs is that I’m giving in. I’m saying yes to saying yes. I’m becoming a yes man! Obviously I’m not going to stab someone, or jump out of an aeroplane without a parachute, but I’m saying yes to invites, to new experiences, to all those little opportunities that can pass us by if we let them. I’ll wager that some of the best moments of your life were unexpected right? I’ll also bet they were the direct result of a yes that could easily have been a no. I’m fairly certain that saying yes has the power to make all our lives better if we give it a shot, and I’d sooner take a chance on a yes than miss out through a no.
So that’s my mission for 2016. No resolutions or fancy promises for me, just a conscious effort to say yes more. By the way, I really fancy going to this years ‘Yestival‘. You’re all up for that, yes?!