From time to time, someone at my monastery sends out a mindfulness task. Feel free to play with it in your everyday life — at home, at work, at school, walking down the street, waking up, talking to people, daydreaming, or whatever happens as your day unfolds. Kyoku writes:
This one’s about saying Yes to everyone and everything (unless it’s likely to cause injury). This is the practice of embracing everything that comes towards us. This does not mean we approve of it or even like it. This is the Yes of allowing what is and choosing what is offered.
On a practical level this task means saying OK without objecting or substituting our preference. We can apply mindfulness to whatever arises in our minds and bodies. We can observe how saying Yes affects our lives. What are the sensations in the body when we say Yes? Is there ease, irritation, compassion, resentment? How does saying Yes affect our connection and communications with others?
What happens for you?