One of my dreams is to make the world a gentler place. Not a different place, but one where we have the energy left to engage with the bad things like climate change, and systematic racism, and putting corporations back in some sort of container that serves the common good. To do the big things, so that we’re not fighting our own creations instead of truly experiencing this human existence.
When I think about the work that it will take to make any progress on some of these
We usually want something before we know how to get it. We perhaps want to feel more free, or to feel more secure, or how to give ourselves permission to do many things without exactly knowing what that means or how to get it. The power of change comes in the commitment, the decision to see if you can. You don't have to believe that you understand how it's possible before you start. I don't know where that particular thought stuff started, but let's call it time on langua
It’s not surprising to me that 45% of people who take the Permission Personality Quiz wonder exactly what is meant when they hear “You have to give yourself permission.” If we break down the emotional process of choice it looks like this: Desire > Decide > Do. Permission lives in the “Decide” portion of the progression. And because change and choice exhibit power and sovereignty, it’s not something that has been systematically included in the teaching of women historically