Yes! My 2015 Intentions

Yes! My 2015 Intentions

Yes, consent, intention

2015 is going to be the Year of Yes for me.

I see Yes as a form of consent rather than the old reluctant compliance that often lies beneath the surface of our yeses. We say yes because it’s expected; yes because we’re flattered to be asked (but really don’t give a shit). Yes because of the sense of obligation to a certain person or conventions/norms.

Yes as a consensual act flows from intention and presence–a feeling that the rightness of any given decision has to do with my own path, my desires and my values. Yes as an act that comes from the gut–awake and clear and powerful.

That is the life I want to lead for 2015 and the years to come. I got over being the Nice girl in 2014 and learned to say No to things that didn’t serve me. It involved bold moves and was so freeing for me.

My Yes 

Yes to new opportunities. Yes to being a little more capricious (in a good way). Yes to finding new ways to express myself-through words, drawings, color and actions.

Yes to seeking out pleasure–in all forms!

Yes to embracing my sensuousness.

Yes to whimsy and impulsiveness and creativity. To experimentation.

Yes to expressing myself as I see fit. Not living up to ‘expectations’.

Yes to letting go of stuff that doesn’t serve me—stuff, people, old habits, obligations.

Yes to bold moves—to putting myself out there, to embracing exposure and vulnerability.

Yes to the unknown.

 

Yes, as I define it, is about being in the moment, stepping outside of my comfort zone, ignoring the fears, saying screw you to ‘oughta and shoulda’ and embracing life with a big enthusiastic Yes.

 

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10 Comments
  • Jim Platt
    Posted at 15:04h, 03 January Reply

    This is such a great post….my position has been as I mature, that I can say no without apology and yes without guilt………….since learning that I am the most important person in my life, and you are the same………..<3 <3

    • Walker
      Posted at 16:40h, 03 January Reply

      Jim, absolutely!!

  • Carol Cassara (@ccassara)
    Posted at 15:28h, 03 January Reply

    I love your characterization of a true YES. I hadn’t thought of it that way.

    • Walker
      Posted at 16:41h, 03 January Reply

      Thanks Carol…it came to me some time last year and really changed how I viewed my (then) relationship.

  • Lisa Garon Froman
    Posted at 16:52h, 03 January Reply

    Love it! Yes, yes, yes!

  • Cathy Chester
    Posted at 16:41h, 04 January Reply

    I adore this. I fear saying yes sometimes because of repercussions. It’s time to put a stop to that. You are so right, Walker. It’s the year to say YES!!!!

    • Walker
      Posted at 19:11h, 04 January Reply

      Thanks Cathy. And, yes…you need to stop that. It can feel a little scary but the risks of stepping out there are worth it!

  • Kathy @ SMART Living 365.com
    Posted at 21:40h, 04 January Reply

    YES! What a great word for 2015, Walker. Being open and agreeable to everything that leads to your highest good is awesome. What a great way to finish out your 60-for-60! I’m looking forward to see what transpires! ~Kathy

    • Walker
      Posted at 07:30h, 05 January Reply

      Kathy, thanks. I’m looking forward to it as well. My 60 in 60 runs til my next birthday, in August, so I have much to do and figure out!

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