Saying Yes.

One Friday afternoon in October 2013, a package arrived in the mail.  It was a book. The little, aqua-green gem had been wending its way to me for over a year.

The title of the book was, ‘Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself.” The author was Lori Deschene. Lori is the founder of the Tiny Buddha website. In August 2012, Lori had written to ask if she could use one of my articles in the book.

I said, “Yes.”

A year later, Lori wrote again. She wanted to know if I would support the book’s launch, by offering a free gift.

She also wondered if I would like to participate in an interview. Lori attached a list of interview questions and asked for them to be completed as soon as possible.

At the time, I had just arrived back on Grand Bahama Island. Lori’s e-mail arrived the morning after a grueling transatlantic flight. Back to the reality of island living, the heat and humidity was unbelievable, the car wouldn’t start, there was no food in the fridge and I had a gazillion things to get caught up on. I was feeling worn thin and overwhelmed to say the least.

However, I said, “Yes.”

Years ago, I remember reading about a Zen Master who asked one of his disciples,

 “Why do you always say No, before you say Yes?”

This question triggered an epiphany. In that moment, I realized I have rarely had this problem.

The reason is, I trust my heart.

Even with exhaustion and concerns about whether there will be time to get everything done, I know it will all magically happen. If my heart wills it, I trust that my heart will work it out.

Somehow, my heart just knows how…..