You DON'T need anyone's permission to live your dreams except…

Often in life as we chase our dreams, we come up against blocks. In fact, it’s almost guaranteed that you will come up against ALL KINDS of blocks on your way to creating the life that your Soul yearns for.

One of the biggest I have seen is this idea of permission.

So many people I know and clients that I work with seem to be waiting around for someone else’s permission or approval to live their dreams. It’s kind of crazy actually.

One piece of dream advice that I heard recently is the idea of doing what you would do with your life if your parents or loved ones were no longer living. Are there any actions you would take? Any dreams you would chase? Parental approval is a big deal. But the thing is – our parents gave birth to us so that we could THRIVE living our dreams. I don’t think anyone’s highest Self wants us to live someone else’s life.

We were not born to live our parents’ life. We were not born to live a life of someone else. You were not born to live the life of your tribe, or community, or faith, or creed or nationality. Out beyond all those identifies of a FORM is YOU. And YOU are a UNIQUE creation that was born to give a UNIQUE gift.

Yeah, I used to think this kind of talk was kind of fluffy BS, too. But I have made my life an experiment in wondering if that was true ever since I heard it. Sure, there are other inspiring blogs out there; sure, there are other writers (and my space in particular is FLOODED with content and people), and sure there are other email newsletters out there. But I know that there is only ONE me. And that CANNOT be replicated, duplicated, copied or decoded. I am uniquely me.

I don’t want to be the “next” so and so. I am the first and last Mastin Kipp. And the SAME is true for you. And I need NO ONE’S approval to do what I am doing. What I do comes from a deep calling within myself to WRITE every day. To put out content. To share. To add value. To help people get unstuck and living on purpose.

It’s not something I did with a business plan or profitability in mind. It’s something I do because I can’t not do it. And I choose to do it. And some people like it and some people don’t. But all that doesn’t matter because in my life, at the end of the day, I have to live with the choices that I make. They are mine to make – no one else’s.

And the same is true for you!

So who’s approval or permission do you think you need to live your dreams? Make a list. And then realize that the only person’s approval or permission you need is your own. Give yourself permission to live your calling, your purpose and your dream. The Divine gave it to you so express in this lifetime. Giving yourself permission to be yourself is the best way to let The Divine guide your life – because that’s why It created you.

Thoughts? Ideas? “Yeah, buts!”? Leave a comment!

Love,

Mastin

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Mastin Kipp is the CEO and Founder of The Daily Love. Follow him on Twitter here.

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  • Pappito

    Poor is the man, who’s pleasure depends on the permission of another. 

  • Pappito

    Poor is the man, who’s pleasure depends on the permission of another. 

  • Pgolin

    Well said. By you living your calling, it inspires me that I can live mine. This article is incredibly freeing in that I’ve always lived my life seeking the approval of others. 

  • Pgolin

    Well said. By you living your calling, it inspires me that I can live mine. This article is incredibly freeing in that I’ve always lived my life seeking the approval of others. 

  • Rebecca

    I love and appreciate the reminder that living my unique expression is my greatest gift!  Sometimes the fullness and business of my daily life seems to take over and I wonder what is deeply calling me.  I have direction, I have dreams, I love my offering of teaching yoga to my community but when I read your story, I know you have been deeply listening to Spirit.  Sometimes I wonder if the Divine talks louder to some people than others, or am I not listening deeply enough.  Well, I’m giving myself permission to be vulnerable by putting this out there! so here goes!

  • Rebecca

    I love and appreciate the reminder that living my unique expression is my greatest gift!  Sometimes the fullness and business of my daily life seems to take over and I wonder what is deeply calling me.  I have direction, I have dreams, I love my offering of teaching yoga to my community but when I read your story, I know you have been deeply listening to Spirit.  Sometimes I wonder if the Divine talks louder to some people than others, or am I not listening deeply enough.  Well, I’m giving myself permission to be vulnerable by putting this out there! so here goes!

  • Janice

    I can’t begin to explain how much I look forward to your words everyday. They say to be the person you want to be to surround yourself with like people.  You are part of my journey now, and my life has fortunately always been good but it’s in process of getting great, and you words propel me forward.  Thannk you.

    • Janice

      with ‘like people’ meaning those with similar aspirations/goals/mindsets etc. to feed and grow off their energy…

  • Janice

    I can’t begin to explain how much I look forward to your words everyday. They say to be the person you want to be to surround yourself with like people.  You are part of my journey now, and my life has fortunately always been good but it’s in process of getting great, and you words propel me forward.  Thannk you.

    • Janice

      with ‘like people’ meaning those with similar aspirations/goals/mindsets etc. to feed and grow off their energy…

  • Powerful message. We have to learn to give ourselves unconditional approval and acceptance.  No one can deny you this. It’s the gift and possibility that comes with every life. Go and meet with it.

  • Powerful message. We have to learn to give ourselves unconditional approval and acceptance.  No one can deny you this. It’s the gift and possibility that comes with every life. Go and meet with it.

  • B.A

    I truely loved this subject and i want to let you know that it made a difference on the way i was thinking about my life  , to be able to make my own decision and choose my own path , rather than thinking what my parent want for me or what their expectation is from me . you are amazing and i really appriciate your help.

  • B.A

    I truely loved this subject and i want to let you know that it made a difference on the way i was thinking about my life  , to be able to make my own decision and choose my own path , rather than thinking what my parent want for me or what their expectation is from me . you are amazing and i really appriciate your help.

  • Dumelama4

    Soooo true!  Thanks for sharing this.  It is something I have been thinking a lot about lately and also that little feeling of “competition” I get.  But I realized that there really is no competition if I am really being me….because there is only one me and therefore no one to compete with.  🙂  A lot more centering thought than being on the “competition” hamster wheel!  <3

  • Dumelama4

    Soooo true!  Thanks for sharing this.  It is something I have been thinking a lot about lately and also that little feeling of “competition” I get.  But I realized that there really is no competition if I am really being me….because there is only one me and therefore no one to compete with.  🙂  A lot more centering thought than being on the “competition” hamster wheel!  <3

  • So awesome! And SO timely! I also blog. It’s growing. FAST. Almost too fast. People always want me to make money at it. Not interested. I’m *doing* something, here. It’s not about making money, or being famous or any of that. I am ON purpose, so I know that the Universe will support my endeavor, because it is why I am here.  Thanks for the reminder, Mastin. Keep on!

  • So awesome! And SO timely! I also blog. It’s growing. FAST. Almost too fast. People always want me to make money at it. Not interested. I’m *doing* something, here. It’s not about making money, or being famous or any of that. I am ON purpose, so I know that the Universe will support my endeavor, because it is why I am here.  Thanks for the reminder, Mastin. Keep on!

  • Thanks for this post. You bring it exactly to the point . It´s what I needed to read right now, because exactly that worry to not not to live upt to the expectations of my family and people around me is keeping me from truly going for what I am called to do.

  • Thanks for this post. You bring it exactly to the point . It´s what I needed to read right now, because exactly that worry to not not to live upt to the expectations of my family and people around me is keeping me from truly going for what I am called to do.