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Day 17: Being Enough

DAY 17: BEING ENOUGH

Behind all the pain, all the frustration, all the lies and warped perceptions of self-worth, lies a core awareness within us all: the complexities of being enough. 

I know your struggle with trying to prove to yourself, others, society, workplace, the universe, that you want to be enough. You want to feel the lightness within your body, free of the persistent chase of something whole, something perfect, but never getting there. 

Being enough feels like peace. Living enough feels like home. So when our bodies and actions don’t add up to the virtues we hold of being “enough,” we feel less than. We get hostile, desperate, and cling to others’ validation of us. 

This week, you’ve worked so hard on asserting who you will NOT be. What you WILL NOT stand for. 

TODAY, LET GO OF NOT BEING ENOUGH. YOU’RE ALLOWED TO DETACH YOURSELF FROM A FRUITLESS QUEST BECAUSE THE PARADOX OF BEING ENOUGH IS REALIZED WHEN YOU SURRENDER TO THE FIGHT. 

Create as many statements as you want (or perhaps there is only one) on what you’ll let go of reading being ENOUGH.

Examples: 

  • I let go of the fear of never being good enough.
  • I release the need of trying to be thin enough.
  • I surrender to the feverish desire to prove I’m worthy enough.
  • I am ready to start living from a place of wholly being enough, just as I am.

This is a more quiet activity, but still waters run deep. Make space for it, for yourself. Speak to the parts within you that have urged your battle, and peacefully tell those urges, “It’s enough . . . we’ve done enough.

Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.                                                                                                                     —Alan Watts