It’s a quick and snappy word. It’s easy to remember, but do we remember to say it appropriately?
The almost universal word, “no” probably began with hunkered down eyebrows, becoming more serious with a shaking head.
Well, we can take up that animation and its seriousness We can say, “No,” when too much food is put in front of us; when we want to drive instead of walk; when we need to stop anger and entertain mindful mercy.
It isn’t that human beings don’t say no. We say it plenty, but sometimes it’s aimed at the wrong thing. Rather than say, “I can’t,” we can follow through on opportunities that require a little imagination and less ego.
Say no to idle TV watching, repetitive negative behavior, making fun of other people, doubting your ability to do good.
We don’t even have to say “no” to God, when religious organizations make God out to be a bigoted numbskull. God is love and God loves us all and gives us the insight and ability to expand our consciousness of life and a purpose of good.