We’ve (okay I’ve) talked about embracing imperfection in Permission to be. Bikurgurl picked up that theme and took it to the next level and urged us to be authentic in Space and Grace. Now it’s time to hear from you.
What does giving yourself ‘Grace and Space’ mean to you?
What springs to mind when you hear that question? Does it remind you to allow yourself to be you? Does it sound a clarion call to clear out the chaos and clutter of your life?
“The courage to accept the fact that I’m not perfect (don’t tell the twenty year-old me!), the will to respect and allow myself space (and time, and pace) to grow, to make mistakes.”
— Annie from What the Woman Wrote
Perspectives from around the Blogosphere
Read some of the things your fellow bloggers are saying about perfection, authenticity and being the you that you were always meant to be.
Oliana answered the question in her poem, Who Am I But Me? There she talks about authenticity and what it means to be her:
I am perfect
in my imperfection
I`m an ordinary human being,
doing the best I can
with utmost dedication.
— Oliana from Traces of the Soul
Jacqueline writes of her sister in My Sister, My Sister, and her words offer a truth we should all embrace because we are all an:
Imperfectly perfect soul
Your indelible cracks
have made you
— Jacqueline Obyikocha of A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales
What does ‘giving yourself Grace and Space’ mean to you?
Does it send up a call deep within your soul to be truly yourself? Are you right now throwing off the shackles of other people’s expectations and firing your inner critic? Is your pen or your fingers racing over the keys/pages to construct your own post about what it means to be uniquely you?