Permission to Be What I Am
Can you provide it for me?Unfortunately, I've agreed that in order for me to be something, I need external validation to be so. Things aren't real and true because I feel them. They're true when something bigger than me validates them. They're true when some else agrees. Like you.
Will 'credentials' make me confident being what I am?It's easier to feel confident about what you're doing when you have them.
Ma and God by Shel Silverstein
God gave us fingers--Ma says, "Use your fork." God gave us voices--Ma says, "Don't scream." Ma says eat broccoli, cereal and carrots. But God gave us tasteys for maple ice cream. God gave us fingers--Ma says, "Use your hanky."