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Saying No

by | Jul 16, 2013 | Cultural Creativity


It’s hard for me to say No sometimes.

Sometimes it feels like I can’t just say it, even though I need to.

It feels wrong.

It feels like it’s not an option.

Despite what I feel, the problem isn’t that I want to say No, it’s me deciding it’s wrong to say No.

When I feel it is wrong to say, my communication ends up reflecting this.

I become unclear, and/or rejecting, and our connection suffers as a result.

But, when I stay in a place where I feel there is no problem in saying No, my communication feels all the more open — to me and the person I am connecting with.

By acknowledging and working with my resistance to saying No, I am able to practice staying light and responding clearly with why no is my answer, without remorse.

I can feel that I am respecting the person I’m communicating with, AND respecting myself as the same time.

I am respecting myself enough to say No when I mean it, and I am respecting you enough not to say Yes when I don’t.

I am me, I trust me and I know what’s best for me. This is what I am acting on and this is what I can feel good communicating.

No matter how you choose to respond.

photo credit: fotogail

Tara Joyce

Written by Tara Joyce

In 2008, I started this blog as I began working for myself. It is a reflection of my innerpreneurial journey, growing myself to grow my business. ABOUT ME

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