Sri Prem Baba writes, “When we say *yes* with our whole being, we experience a flow of wisdom that answers all of our questions.” Yes to ourselves. Yes to each other. Yes to the universe. Deeply saying yes, and meaning it, is a great opening — and a powerful, transformational one. Sometimes, especially if our conditioning has taught us that it’s safer to say *no*, saying *yes* can be like releasing a dammed river — suddenly, and with great speed, the water moves freely again. If we’re unaccustomed to it, that movement can seem overwhelming, even dangerous. We can feel like we’ll be swept away in the current, or thrown roughly onto the rocky shore… but for me, learning to navigate in the fast flowing water of *yes*, regardless of how many preconceptions I am forced to let go of, is so much better than drowning in the stagnant and ever deepening pool of *no*!
— heidi kalyani, 2016
from the *nothing is black and white* project: illustration created out of meditation with a single unbroken line