Here is a quick way to a calmer mind


Say “YES”.

That’s right – say “YES” for everything.

“Assertion Creates, Negation Destroys” When I came across this statement by Sai Baba – I had to ask “HOW?”

How does Assertion create?

What does Assertion mean?  It means ‘declaration’, ‘positive statement’.

We all know the benefits of ‘positive statements’, remaining in a positive frame of mind and what it does to us in all our personality domains – physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual.

Do we find it hard to remain positive without getting consumed by negative?

Yes, we do.

But we need to remember that positive and negative are the two sides of the same coin.  We cannot have one without the other.  When we concentrate on one in preference to the other, that is when we stop creating.

Assertion means saying ‘YES’.  We say ‘YES’ to everything.

Now, before you jump on my throat for  making that statement, let me explain.

Saying ‘YES’ does not mean we sit on the sidelines passively.

Saying ‘YES’ means we have acknowledged the things  happening both within and without us.

When we acknowledge, there is no internal resistance.  We breathe, our internal organs are not scrunched up, our mind is not turbulent, our pulse is even, our heart beat is steady.

There is a stillness rising from deep within out of that simple ‘YES’.

That stillness – resounding in its silence, causes creative action to leap forward and we surprise ourselves how broadly and objectively we can think and how expansive we become.

Saying ‘YES’ removes the barriers from understanding.  When we understand something, we then make adjustments accordingly.

“First Understanding, Then Adjustment” – says Sai Baba.  Assertion creates action arising out of understanding and adjustment.

If I don’t say ‘YES’, I am closed.  When I am closed, I don’t allow myself to stand in other person’s shoes.  This applies for minor as well as major issues.

How many times do we hear people say, “But you don’t understand……..”; how many times do we say, “You don’t understand……”  It is because we are hooked to our opinions and judgments and our egos.

Negation not only closes, it actually destroys us.  We are witnessing that in our lives everyday – locally or globally, individually or collectively and yet we continue to negate.

So, if assertion means saying ‘YES’ with a view to understand and then create, I am all for it.

Do you agree?

Will you join me?

Let us say ‘YES’ just for today and see how it feels.

Say ‘YES’ for everything without judgment, without bias, without doubt or suspicion.

Watch your mind grow calmer and calmer, resting in its own heavenly silence, occasional waves of thoughts rising, only to drop back into its silence.

Act from that expansive silence.  Our actions will not be anything but gentle, overflowing compassion towards ourselves and towards others, based on Truth and Love.

Embrace life – say ‘YES’. What do you say?

I accept your answer with a huge ‘YES”

With Love and Respect

Padma Ayyagari

About Padma Ayyagari

I am a Human Values Activist, passionate about and trying to live steeped in Spirituality. I live with the knowledge that Love is the undercurrent of all human life. I believe in Unity of Faiths, Unity in diversity and try and live my life with unity in thought, word and deed. Helping others to lead a life of practical spirituality that will give peace of mind is my passion and life purpose.
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