What is it to be "enough"?
The idea is that just as you showed up on this planet, just the simple fact you are here, is enough. Then from that place of “enoughness” we can discover our purpose, desires, etc. It’s not something we ARRIVE at, it’s something that we just ARE.
Who gets to be "enough"?
That’s the best part! All of us, ALL of us get to be enough! All we have to do is make the choice to accept that we ARE enough. Think about it, would you ever look at a new born baby, kitten, puppy, bird, bunny, elephant, lamb, colt, monkey etc etc etc and say “oh no, you aren’t enough.” Of course not! Because, truly, it is both perfectly imperfect and imperfectly perfect that we are here!
Why do we stray from knowing we're enough?
The simplest way I can say this, is it’s about trust. I think as we get older as we learn more and discover a thing called disappointment, rejection, shame, doubt, etcetera... we stop trusting ourselves and our “enoughness”. That’s when we tend to grab onto temporary fixes, unfulfilling life choices, and make up stories about how we aren’t enough. And then when that doesn’t work we tend to hit bottom and start chipping away at what we have cultivated. It is in these moments that we have to reconnect with the remembrance that we are enough!
What are some tools to help me truly trust I am enough?
When we have disconnected from trusting that we are enough, it’s usually because our minds have been speaking very loudly with a lot of unhelpful conversation. So to counteract that and reconnect, we need to engage in practices that quiet and focus our minds. These are things like yoga, meditation, coloring, etc. We can also talk to friends that are witnesses to our lives, go for walks in nature, OBSERVE nature, watch inspirational TED Talks, sing, dance, stretch, go for a run... you name it!
What are some helpful books I can read?
Below are some of my favorite books that have really changed the way I look at life and also changed the conversations I have with myself and others! There are so many more but just start with these and you’ll expand into even more!
- Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong and Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
- Power of Intention, Your Sacred Self, Inspiration by Wayne Dyer
- Find a Way by Diana Nyad
- Claim Your Power by Mastin Kipp
- Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
- The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle
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I’ve started practicing “I am enough”! Now what?
Keep practicing! This is a practice, so it is constantly growing, moving, shifting, changing along with us! Remember it’s not a place of arriving! It’s a place of living! Some days are easier than others, and then some days it is a reminder every hour on the hour! But no matter what, if we are operating from the true knowing that we are so enough then we will be on the right track!
The final practice of knowing that we are enough, we are so enough, it’s unbelievable how enough we are, is to share this knowing with people we meet! Just think of the awesome chain reaction we could achieve by just simply reminding one person a day that they are enough! It feels so good to say and it could change someone’s whole day! Hey, that rhymes!