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Thursday, November 6, 2014

transformatons: don't be afraid to ask

Transformations:

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.

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18 comments:

  1. Laura, we are to ask God whatever we want or need. We are to tell Him all our worries and then this is the best part....we turn all our worries , woes, and wants over to Him. Yes, we work toward what all we need or want...but not to make a burden of it. Worry is an awful burden. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  2. Great and insightful words, Laura. You always teach me something here.
    Brenda

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  3. Your posts are always so inspiring! I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve too and have learned to realize that isn't always a bad thing. That's just who I am. You're right that we need to give ourselves permission to ask for what we want or what we feel we deserve.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. We always deserve the best that life has to offer so we should never ask for less :)

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  4. Asking for help from someone else makes us vulnerable. I think that is why it is so hard to ask. Still, it is only with the help of others that we can make it through a situation. And, giving to others is just as important. We need to be here for each other. Great post!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. There is definitely a sense of vulnerability when when ask for help from others, but that is not always necessarily a bad thing. I am the first to admit that it is hard for me to ask, but I am learning to allow myself more vulnerability, knowing that I trust myself more to make the right decisions. :)

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  5. I always find it hard to ask for help. Hard to get past it.

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    1. It is hard to get past it, but there is nothing wrong with baby steps, sweet friend. I am taking those steps each day, because I have finally learned that I can't do everything myself :)

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  6. Oh that is always a hurdle to get over for me too. I am getting there. Hug B

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    1. I think it is wonderful that we can all keep working on it together :)

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  7. Wow, did you ever hit a few of my heart strings there, I have some issues with asking obviously...despite being older, and now hopefully wiser. But I am learning all the time that's for sure. And your words have really helped.

    Thanks for coming up with another insightful post.

    Jen

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    1. I think the most important thing is knowing when to ask with intention. I don't ask often, because I want to do things myself, but I am learning as I age when to ask for what I really want.

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  8. That was a very interesting post (I'm always afraid to ask for something) and the pictures were wonderful!

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