A Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed

love1I am sure you have heard the saying “A closed mouth don’t get fed” before. If not, it means if you don’t ask for what you want, you can’t expect to get it. Maybe you’ll get what it is you want, or you may get shut down, but one thing is for sure, you will never know if you don’t ask.

Let’s take relationships, more often or not we leave relationships because we feel we are not getting the love we need. Unfortunately, we blame the other person when our desires aren’t met. Yet, the reality is, we haven’t asked for what we want or need.

How often do you express to your partner exactly what you want or why you want it? When was the last time you shared with your partner how you feel when you get the thing you need? Well, how can you expect to get what it is you want if you don’t ask for it? How can you even expect to receive the things you say you want if you are not physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually present within the relationship to receive them?

Now, there are times when you must remove yourself from a relationship. However, this is not what I am talking about. I am talking about when you remove yourself by taking your mind, your body, your heart, your soul out of where you are being loved because you are not getting what you have not asked for. Removing yourself in that way is not only self-destructive, but you can ensure you will never get the very thing you say you want. Is it because you may not believe you deserve those things you long to ask for?

You may have remained in a relationship that you removed yourself from a long time ago. How about trying to become devoted enough to be fully present, open and willing enough within your relationship to ask for what you want and remain present long enough to receive it.


  1. Thanks for your like of my post, “Left Behind? Why?” You are very kind.

    • You are very welcome!

      • Please keep up your good work.

  2. A well written post. As simple as it seems, not asking dooms not just personal relationships but social, business and spiritual relationships as well. You have delivered a very insightful message.

    • Thank you, Mr. Mel. I appreciate your comment and thoughts. 🙂

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