Sunday, August 28, 2016

Revoke Those Permissions

A  L  O  H  A !
"Our greatest strength lies 
in the gentleness and
 tenderness of our Heart.” 
                           Rumi 















"Be with those who 

help your being."
                                Rumi















"You only live once, 
but if you do it right, 
once is enough." 
                 Mae West



Once upon a time
in your life,
certain behaviors
[let's call them 'symptoms']
presented themselves to you.

Would you like to respond
with Anger in this situation?

Do you choose fear,
or despair?

Sarcasm?

And we gave them permission,
invited them in. We tried them on.
And they became 'our' way.

I've been noticing:
'Here's where fear begins'
and watching how
that moment Before
Anger [or saying something
dumb] presents a choice
- everytime - to
which we long ago
gave permission:
'Yes, I'll get angry!'
'Yes I'll say that
marginal thing.'

It became a habit
that some call
'Personality'.

But what if we
revoke those permission?

What could come of that?!

When I find I'm irritated,
or about to make some
flippant remark I'll regret.

I tell myself:
"I revoke those permissions."

Just like on your mobile device:
Those apps are deactivated.
Your permission 
has been revoked.

And you know what?
It's working!

I revoked those permissions.
And do not click "Accept"
when they present themselves.

Who KNOWS what could 
come of THIS!

            Bumpy Bump Bump
Down the funny trail. . . .  



Thank YOU
FRIEND!
                   Fondly, cloudia

10 comments:

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Beautifully written.

Elephant's Child said...

What a brilliant idea. I can think of a few permissions I need to revoke. Not least being unkind to myself.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely images and beautiful reflections. I agree there are a few permissions that need to be revoked. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Mike said...

Tell Mae West I'm going to do it even better the next time.

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends!

William Kendall said...

Wisely said.

That second shot is my favourite.

Teresa said...

Love this post! Your ideas are great.

Merlesworld said...

Wisely said.
That is a beautiful shot of the yellow rose.
Merle...........

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Revoke those permissions. I like that. A lot. I did a bit the other day, and I felt quite good.

RedPat said...

A thought-provoking post, Cloudia!