Awesome article by Kristie Kennedy. Everyone needs to do this at one time or another!!
My world changed dramatically the moment I granted myself permission to live magnificently in the face of adversity.
In regards to women, supporting and nurturing others is inherently ingrained in our genetic makeup. As a life coach I have the honor of attending to some of the most intimate and authentic thoughts of a woman.
Listening to her share private dreams, frustrations, fears and aspirations is a very humbling position to be placed in. I am inspired when they take a bold stand to confront their inhibitions. Transformation occurs the moment they embrace truth, which requires courage to become vulnerable, naked and unashamed in the presence of another.
In the chamber of confession, a common thread that reappears time and again is the need to grant oneself permission to be, to do or to have.
The definition of permission is the act of allowing someone to do something, authorizing something to happen, or granting approval to proceed forward.
Your current state of being is often a reflection of your mental condition. Typically, if a person is unhappy their internal disposition is more or less rooted in negative thought patterns.
As women we must begin to grant ourselves permission to be human in order to inoculate the poisonous lie of perfectionism. A diamond is still a diamond even if a gemologist discovers apparent flaws.
How are you showing up in the world? In what areas of your life are you shrinking back instead of plunging ahead? Are you ready to grant yourself permission to be, do and have anything your mind can conceive?
Affirmation of Approval:
On days when my energy level is running extremely low,
Permission Granted to step back and refuel.
On days when I feel like succumbing to fear,
Permission Granted to slay imaginary bears that aren’t even there.
On days when my mind is burdened and my heart heavy with blues,
Permission Granted to sing something happy and new.
On days when I’ve stretched myself paper thin,
Permission Granted for me to live, love and laugh again.
On days when I don’t have the stamina to be the poster girl for strong,
Permission Granted to find a steady shoulder to lean upon.
On days when nothing seems to be going my way,
Permission Granted to scream out loud – the walls will be ok!
On days that it appears I can’t find one set of listening ears,
Permission Granted to sit still in silence for God is always near.
On days when it would be easiest to throw in the towel,
Permission Granted to fight with all my might, strength and power.
On days where it seems life is handing me the short end of the stick,
Permission Granted to rise to the occasion for I have vowed never to quit.
On days where I become weighted down with the cares of this world,
Permission Granted to embrace peace over turmoil.
On days when I forget the rare and valuable treasure that I am,
Permission Granted to shine brighter than ever and showcase
the beauty of greatness!
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