And its related Bumper Sticker: "Just Because It's Right for Me" is enough of a reason.
I was talking to someone the other day who has spent her entire life coming up with lists and lists of reasons, reason after reason, to justify every single thing she does- will society be approving? will my mother be approving? does my friend want me to do it? does my salamander think I should? will so and so be pissed off?.... on and on.... But never once had she asked herself, simply, "do I want it?" and left it at that.
We had such an interesting conversation about this. About the idea that Just Because She Wants To is sufficient reason to pursue something. Her eyes lit up and she got all excited at the idea that simply her wanting to was enough, that she didn't need a thousand other "real" or "valid" or "worthy" reasons and/or justifications to pursue something- it's enough only to know if she wants to.
She couldn't wait to take this idea out for a test drive after we talked about it. The concept just seemed so freeing, so simple, so uncomplicated, so light.... so, well, just so easy and fun.
We both agreed it would make a good post... so, here it is, in Bumper Sticker form :)
Try it out. I think you'll love the idea- you know, after you get used to it, and learn to believe it's true, and learn to trust that you deserve it.... and all that good stuff :)