When I am not sure which aspects I may be missing in defining a word, i embark on a journey to such as: Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/):; CiteSeerx (); GetCITED (http://www.getcited.org/); ioline International (http://www.bioline.org.br/); to gain a better perspective of what the word connotes. Deontic logic examines PERMISSION via three modals;  R  for required,  P for permitted and F for forbidden. See:
Rq == F (-q).  An act is required  if and only if its denial is forbidden
F(q) == -P(q)  an act is forbidden if it is not permitted
Pq  ==  -Fq  &  -R(-q)   An act is permitted if it is not forbidden and its denial is not required. Not surprisingly, ERIC, the educational research authority, places permission solely into the world of school education; the world where everything is forbidden which has not explicitly allowed; permission has to be sought for most acts, other than breathing, the latter within reason. (LOL) We are conditioned to do what we must and seek permission for both, what we desire or must do. For vacation time, which we earned, we must seek permission to take it. In homeland security, we argue, Rq ==F (-q); we do what is required and permit ourselves to do it as its denial is forbidden, as it could mean our obliteration, ultimately. In MKMMA we are operating on an even higher level; we Pq == -Fq, in other words, we are learning to permit ourselves —–beyond accepting the societal permission to do, as not forbidden and as its denial is not required—–to engage in something that under “normal circumstances” we would need someone to permit us, such as via a sermon or motivational speech. We are officially permitting us to DO IT NOW; to step out of the shadows; to catapult ourselves to RELAX, of all; to think of what we wish to manifest. As Haanel posits, we —permit ourselves— to concentrate on courage, on abundance; on health, and ignoring the opposite thereof. Dignum phrases permission as giving choice. This is what permission ultimately constitutes: choice. We permit ourselves to understand choices we face and to steer into the direction we wish to head. Only if we understand our freedom of choice, are we truly free to permit ourselves. 

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6 thoughts on “Week 17: GIVING PERMISSION

  1. You nailed it with the last two sentences: We permit ourselves to understand choices we face and to steer into the direction we wish to head. Only if we understand our freedom of choice, are we truly free to permit ourselves. “

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