Is that your voice, or someone else’s? Is that your authentic voice or a conditioned one? It can be hard to tell with the chaos of distractions we build into our lives. Yes/ no becomes the oversimplified presentation of choice—of how we choose to have moments in our life unfold. Thich Nhat Hanh says, “At any moment you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
Leading closer to your spirit is very individual; only you can make a choice that is authentic to your spirit, your path. This is why advice is so tricky or basing decisions and actions off of what has worked for others in their journey. At any given moment, the road less traveled is not always the right road for everyone.
There is no answer here. No perfectly packaged ending. No box with a pretty bow that holds an answer inside. But here is a little advice: listen, reframe your thinking to, “What am I choosing to say yes to”, and consider whether you are already where you want to go. This advice, however, is not for all.