Thursday, August 16, 2007

Permission!


I was up late... till 2:30 AM and then up early 6:00 AM...which really doesn't make for much sleep!! My head is spinning...with deadlines..with ideas..with submissions..with more ideas...with gifts that need to be made...with gifts that need to be sent out! My head is spinning with personal issues..breaking old habits...forming new habits...eating right..eating wrong...drinking to much coffee...not drinking enough water...doing this...not doing that! So this morning it was QUITE apparent what it was that I had to say to myself...YOU ARE HUMAN! You are not the bionic woman..super girl...or any other person! I am just ME! And with that I have given myself permission this morning to be just that! To allow myself to do some things and not others and then not beat myself up for not doing it. Sometimes I just bite off more than I can chew and then I get crazy cause I have to figure out a way to get it all done when all I really want to do is take a nap!! So today, I have given myself permission to be HUMAN...to allow myself to smile or cry..laugh with joy to work on somethings, but let other things slide back...to finish projects and THEN start another....Permission to let myself JUST BE! And Permission to know that it exactly how it should be RIGHT NOW and TRUST that! SO,that would be my wish for all who enter here today....May you cut yourself a little slack if you are getting a little down on yourself for doing to much, or for not doing enough...BE HUMAN...what you are doing is JUST RIGHT! And my question would be:
WHAT ONE THING CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO LET GO OF, RIGHT NOW, IN ORDER TO BE A LITTLE GENTLER WITH YOURSELF?
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

6 comments:

She Who Flies said...

Such a beautiful and permissive post. Of course, I'm "guilty" of that too. I deliberately added quotes around GUILTY after writing that word down, because that's also another way we drain ourselves, you know... doing too much and feeling guilty when we realize we took on more than was healthy and are struggling to follow through... until we realize and accept that we are human, with our limitations, our foils... but also our vision, our eagerness to embrace life and respond with a resounding Yes!.. human in all our glory. Go on, go and have that nap!

Cheryl said...

Wise words here, I think, so today I'll give myself permission to be imperfect. I spend way too much energy trying to make everything perfect, and there's so little fuel left after the effort. Thanks for this post!

lee said...

I love your permissive post. Today I am giving myself persmission (its a day off) to just play, have fun, and not worry about the house, or what every one wants from me...I am going to play. I love your permission blog, but cant leave a note...

Cheryl Finley: said...
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Cheryl Finley: said...

Beautiful art as always Pattie. Your work always makes me smile!

Yes, granting ourselves permission is so liberating! Permission to be human...ourselves...and "splendidly imperfect" which to me is our own unique & quirky perfection; we're being "Pefectly Pattie" or "Perfectly Cheryl" in THIS DAY. And to give ourselves permission to know & remember that each day we are different...and we serve our souls by granting ourselves permission to be & give ourselves what we need right now! ..Ahh.."permission to listen and heed what our heart & soul needs in this moment." Yes... a time to nurture our souls with our own permission. Thank you Pattie for this marvelous prompting!

Garden girl said...

I love this blog of yours its so empowering.