Asking for something is such a simple thing, and yet we so often don't do it. What holds us back? I know for me it is a fear of being rejected. A fear of being told no, and I for one get my feelings hurt easily. When I was growing up my mom used to tell me that I wore my heart on my sleeve. I was made to feel that was a bad thing. I have since learned that being an empathetic, kind, and loving person is not a bad thing. However, I have also had to learn that it is okay if I am told no. No just means I need to ask a different person, or in a different way, or at a different time or place. That I need to ask and know what my intentions are.
There are so many ways to ask. Often I ask before I meditate and the answer will come to me. Other times I ask in a prayer. Sometimes I screw up my courage and ask someone else. I am continually surprised by the yeses that I get.
When we know what our intentions are we can ask and then let it go. Let it go knowing that it will happen. That doesn't mean we stop working towards it, it just means we stop worrying about it.
So today I hope that you will not be afraid to ask for what you want. Do it with a loving heart towards yourself.