Do you ever have that crazy questioning going on in the back of your mind?
Is this going to be enough to satisfy me or you or us?
Am I/are you/are we good enough to do this?
Is there enough evidence here for this to be true?
Or that insane monkey mind chatter...
I’m not enough.
This isn’t good enough.
You can’t do this because you don’t know enough.
You can’t have that because you don’t have enough money/time/right.
There isn’t enough time/space/energy....
Is there a good enough reason to..,
The question of Enough? The insatiable voice that keeps questioning if you are enough - or if you have given enough - done enough - or could do better?
The Quest-ioner - on an endless quest of Self Doubt.
This word ‘enough’ can have a powerful presence in our experience.
These past few days I have found myself questioning if I am giving enough value for those who invest in my teaching circles. I find myself constantly trying to find ways to add value to make sure people are not only attracted to my offering, but they genuinely walk away feeling like it was a worthwhile investment.
Then there are other times when I have overstayed, doing more than enough. Not knowing how to step back, and stop giving. Seeing that what has been offered is enough.
There is a voice, the voice of my TrueHeart, inside me that wants to scream ENOUGH! To the voice inside me who is constantly questioning my worth and the value of what offer, or questioning if I have offered enough. And ‘fair enough!’ It’s time the voice of the Doubter moved over for another one. I know in my bones that I give value for investment. I know in my TrueHeart I am enough, what I have to offer is enough.
For my TrueHeart knows the truth about me. It knows the time and energy I have invested in creating value in all things. It understands and knows the value in all things. It is all knowing.
I have worked with many clients to help them understand and make peace with this voice that persists in questioning the value offered and received - often with great results. I teach others to move through steps to make peace with this voice. At times I have encouraged them to lovingly and firmly also say “ENOUGH!” to this voice.
I am enough!
You are enough!
We are enough!
There is enough!
The TrueHeart Self knows you are more than enough - that you do your best - that you do as much as you are able - the Doubter on the other hand, driven by the WoundedHeart of the past echoing the voices of those who always asked more of you than you could give, or who forgot to encourage and affirm you, causing a deep doubt of Self ingrained in your psyche.
There comes a time when we must say ENOUGH! to that voice - yes love it, validate it, console it, encourage it- but not give into it. There may be more you can do. There may be another solution - however, while the stress is firmly feeding on feelings of inadequacy and self doubt, you will get nowhere near your Creativity, and the solution you are looking for.
It is time to take in easy on yourself. Time to ask the Doubter to back off and clear the way for the magic to happen! For your cup to overflow with the bountiful fruits of life.
What if you lovingly accept that you are enough today?
What if you lovingly accept that you are doing enough today with your time and energy?
What if you lovingly accept that the Universe will provide enough of what you need every day? Or that you are doing that for yourself?
In an entrepreneurial and material world that is highly competitive constantly throwing more reasons at us why we should invest we are so used to expecting to get more than enough each time we do.
What if we let go of that expectation?
What if we raise our standard of gratitude instead of raising our expectation?
Our internal dialogue will in the end determine our experience.
What if we start saying ‘I have had enough, and am grateful thankyou’ instead of saying ‘that was great, I wonder if there is more?’
Recently someone told me about their concern for a friend, in his late twenties, who had a high powered job and was only getting three hours sleep a night because he was working so hard. He was making mega bucks but couldn’t see how that was affecting those who loved him; this person had no time to invest real energy in his relationships.
A few months ago a much older man shared with me his greatest regret was that he hadn’t given his family more of his time rather than spending time making money to take extra good, often luxurious, care of them over the years. He also regretted not being more aware of taking care of the planet. He confided how he wished he had valued supporting the protection of more simple things in life like fresh water and clean air. He said he grew up feeling there was never enough money and he didn’t want that for his kids.
What if you have kids and you raise them to love and appreciate all things and all beings, and see that who they are and the natural gifts they have brought to share with the world are enough, and that life is filled with enough of everything? Fanciful? Perhaps some may think so in some situations. But is it less damaging than raising them to think there is never enough time/energy/money/value... and so on?
When is enough enough for you?
Are you ready to say everything you experience today is enough? That you have offered and done enough?
That you are enough?
That there is enough?
I would love to know your thoughts?
Today I’m going to really focus on see my cup full to the brim - are you ready to join me?
Are you ready to believe me when I say with my TrueHeart voice:
I am enough.
You are enough.
We are enough.
There is enough.
Let’s do this together!
Love and blessings on your day.