The only permission you need is to believe yourself.
This thought has been haunting me a lot lately, so I needed to share it.
If I had to give you, and me, just one permission out of the whole of everything, I would give us permission to believe ourselves.
We wouldn't accept an unending list of Have To's or Shoulds if we believed completely in the value of our own experience, expression, desires, and boundaries. You wouldn't need A Little Book of Permission because unemotional No Thank You's would fall out of you like rain. Your versions and reasons for Hell Yes! would be so trusted and never hidden or embarrassedly offered.
The world might not always believe you, but it's so crucial you believe yourself.