Yes But

by Joel Levin

You are a son of god, a point of light that can make a true difference in the world.

… Yes but I have lots on at work and am not sure my boss will like it if I change how I am at work.

You are a son of god, a point of light that can make a true difference in the world.

… Yes but I am busy with the kids, I have school pick up and then to training, it  is never ending and always something to do.

You are a son of god, a point of light that can make a true difference in the world.

… Yes but surely I get some time off just to ‘chill’ and switch off for a while.

You are a son of god, a point of light that can make a true difference in the world.

…Yes but I haven’t studied enough to really be of help to others.

You are a son of god, a point of light that can make a true difference in the world.

… Yes but I need to attend another Universal Medicine workshop before I am ready  to truly be me.

I have lots on at work and am not sure if my boss will like it if I change how I am at work.

… Yes but you are a son of god. What can you bring to your colleagues, your boss and the customers you serve by showing who you truly are?

I am busy with the kids, I have school pick up and then to training, it is never ending and always something to do.

… Yes but you are a son of god. How will your children ever know who they are if you are not fully you when you pick them up and talk with them about life?

Surely I get some time off just to ‘chill’ and switch off for a while.

… Yes but you are a son of god. Why would someone want to have a break from the joy, love and vitality that comes from that connection?

But I haven’t studied enough to really be of help to others.

… Yes but you are a son of god. The world has lots of ‘smart people’ and it’s still a mess, your being love brings more than any degree.

I need to attend another Universal Medicine workshop before I am ready to truly be me

… Yes but you are a son of god. Connect and you can run the workshop.

467 thoughts on “Yes But

  1. I need to attend another Universal Medicine workshop before I am ready to truly be me

    … Yes but you are a son of god. Connect and you can run the workshop.
    This is the one that stopped me in my tracks and exposed all my ‘yes buts’.

  2. Yes, but is just our get out of jail free card from not accepting responsibility. But being in jail usually is for doing something irresponsible and carries a record that follows you for life, or is that what karma is?

  3. I love the turnaround here, we can do life and then God or God and then life and really why would we not do the second … it calls us to account and asks that we live all of who we are in each moment and we want to press pause, be it time-out or busyness for in fact both of them are a pause from the truth of who we are and why we’re here … to be the sons of God we are, and to live that everywhere in the world.

  4. This blog is so timely at a point in my life where these ‘yes but’ appear and interfere. This is a great reflection of who I truly am – the son of god and I can and I’m making a difference in the world.

  5. ‘Yes but’ is really a ‘no’ even though we could say it is a little more open than a blatant ‘no’. When a ‘yes’ is truly claimed it is only a ‘Yes’ with a capital Y.

    1. That’s true – we can build our whole life on excuses but ultimately we can only ever at best temporarily evade God’s message, it remains no matter what.

  6. Thank you Joel for the great reminder of how it is we who get in our own way with our lame excuses to avoid living the fulness of who we truly are, here on earth.

  7. Haven’t we been living such excuse after excuse for many many lives? Is it time to realise that not only are we the sons of God as Jesus told us two thousand years ago and also Patanjali before him. If this is true which it is, we are also Gods pretending to be less than Gods because no son of God can be any less than God himself.

  8. I love this Joel, the breaking down of all the excuses for the question is how long can we choose to deny who we truly are? And why would we want to live life being anything other than who we truly are?

  9. There is great truth in this. We often say “yes but” to God but we don’t pause for long enough to see what we are doing. We do everything we can to numb ourselves so that we are unaware that this is precisely what we are doing. Because by being unaware we can continue to wallow in our massive and age long irresponsibility.

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