Giving myself permission to be me

“Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be.”   …Joy Page

Everybody has an opinion about what someone else should be doing.  Everybody has ideas about how other people’s lives could be better and they all seem to have thoughts about how someone else is living their life.  I have come to the conclusion that this is most likely because a) it is far easier to look outward, b) it is usually less painful than looking inward, and c) humans are, in general, creatures of judgment.

At an early age we were taught this questionable skill by those around us … who probably learned it from Authority-type Judgers in their lives.  Personally I think that it is time for the buck to stop being passed.  I have come to realize that if aforementioned, proverbial buck does not stop right here and right now it’s just going to keep on picking up speed like a jumbo snowball on a very large mountain slope.

So … these days I do my best to keep both my self-directed and outwardly pointing “Shoulds” to a minimum and to honor others God-given right to self-determination.  In addition to that I am re-learning to give myself permission to be the Joyful, Outgoing, Perky-Polly type person whom I came here to be.  My dream is to leave the world a little bit happier than I found it.  I plan on doing this by being the perkiest little sprite that Polly can possibly be … shine the very brightest that Sunshine can manage … and to share Capital “L” Life with all and sundry … after all Life made me this way so who I am to deny myself permission to be Capital “M” Me.

Arinaste and Joyful Journeying Everyone



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