Ask For What You Want . . . by ella

Author and poet Maya Angelou said, “Ask for what you want, and be prepared to get it.”  She was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Die.

Asking for what you want will really save you time and energy.  Women are worse at asking for what they want, according to the New York Times.  Perhaps this is because we are the givers and we show our vulnerability when we ask.  Most often we may not ask due to fear.  After all, we all come from either fear or love.  Let’s face our fear with a deep breath and tune into love and ask for what we want.

We can realize that we all have within us the ability to co-create with the universe, by simply being clear and direct about what we want.  When we are clear about what to ask for, we then take a silent moment and check in with ourselves to see if what we are asking for resonates well in our heart, mind and body.  Our clear vision and stillness of what we desire allows the universe to give to us.  We release any attachment to the outcome and express gratitude.  Gratitude can be simple.  We can be grateful for taking our silent time, grateful for the person we will ask, grateful we are alive to ask.  And as we express our gratitude, guess what happens?  We get more of the same!

Often times we simply accept what we are given and do not dream of more.  That is a limiting belief so why limit ourselves?  To ask for something is human and to want something and ask someone requires a connection.  The very act of asking connects you.  Most often, when you connect with people, they want to help you.  It is wonderful to connect to others and our universe.

I am here to testify to the fact of it being difficult to ask for what I want.  I like to practice what I preach (write), so here is my opportunity.  It may not be the norm to ask directly for what you want, but if you don’t ask, the answer is always no!  I am ready to open up and ask for what I want with clarity, a silent moment and ask through love.  It’s good for me, for you and for our planet.

About Ella O'Bryan

Ella O’Bryan is the Original Yogini of Punta Banda. She is asking that you send her feedback on her articles! [email protected]

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