What do I mean by enough?
Our society expects that we keep improving ourselves, whether it is on the job, as a parent, self-improvement, our appearance, and within our relationships.
Are we brainwashed by society to never be at peace with our lives or is it a human trait?
I consider it is both, our economy depends on wanting more and humans are innately meant to grow.
The dilemma is not the growing; it is the obsessive need for more, whether it is material things, self- worth, beauty, or love.
Obsessive is the crucial word.
There is nothing wrong with striving for something more, it is the fixation with the idea that even when you attain your goal, there is more to achieve, where does it stop.
What if enough is never enough?
If enough is never enough, you will never be content and in a chronic state of stress. Is this what you want? Yet, like most us we need to expand our horizons.
This tight rope between growth and acceptance of self is a serious and shared quandary that affects many.
How then can you balance the two and still believe you are enough?
It is about being full present. In the present moment there is no need for improvement, everything is okay as it is. Only in the here and now can you feel complete.
From a place of wholeness, growth materializes, future possibilities appear, and creativity sparks.
Try my Self Acceptance Technique (SAT) on how to reach a state of enough:
- Sit quietly, close your eyes and take some deep breaths.
- Inhale “I am”
- Exhale “enough”
- Repeat this breathing sequence x10
- Then sit for a few moments with whatever feelings and sensations come up for you.
- Experience what it feels like to be present and fully accepting where and who you are at this moment.
- Slowly open your eyes and continue on with your day.
- Each time you begin question your “enoughness” then repeat this sequence.
From enoughness, a world you may have never imagined begins to emerge.