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Give yourself permission to be who you are.

Take all the self-doubt and cast it off the tallest bridge you can find.

Thump the critic inside of you and say “Quiet! You have no standing here!”

Now make a secret plan.

Hug yourself every day. Not smugly or with a sense of self-satisfaction.

Hug the child within you. Nurture the wounded self. Be kind and compassionate with YOU.

Then… when you’re ready… when you’ve really got it down pat… you can spread it around.

About Bhava Ram

Bhava Ram ( is a former NBC Foreign Correspondent who healed from a broken back and diagnosis of terminal cancer through the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. His memoir, Warrior Pose, How Yoga Literally Saved My Life, details this healing journey and is scheduled to be a feature film in 2016. Bhava is the co-founder of the Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts ( and is an author, teacher, lecturer, musician and spiritual counselor. He and his wife, Laura Plumb, lead trainings and retreats in California, Europe and India.
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5 Responses to Permission

  1. Kathleen Murray says:


  2. Jenna Dee says:

    Great advice. At the beginning of this year I decided to give myself a break by being kinder and more accepting of who I am rather than who I thought I should be. Needless to say I am now a much happier person. Love Jenna

  3. Mary Canada says:

    I will come back and read this often. Thank you

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