What comes to mind when you think of the phrase “You are enough”? The words are simple but the meaning is lost often. I think we are all familiar with these words but if we are truthful, we rarely think about what is means to be enough. In this life, we are faced with challenges and questions about whom we are. It can be tough if you’re always late for an appointment or having trouble such as an addiction. It is easier to accept those harsh criticisms and judgements about ourselves. It takes less effort and somehow we make that an excuse as to why we just cant get it together. We get caught up in comparisons and accepting that we are enough as is can be difficult. But you are enough.
I started my blog about a year or so ago. I was responsible for my own web design,I had over 100 posts, complete with neat artwork and filled with words of wisdom. Or at least what I felt was encouraging. During that period, my anxiety was at an all-time high, experiencing panic attacks and feeling overwhelmed. I would sit and write away , pushing myself to get into these feelings and somehow out to the other side of being well. It was a combination of meditation, exercise and writing yet I never felt like I was making much strides. I would receive comments on my blog, followers and yet I never felt like what I was doing made much of a difference. Somehow it wasn’t enough. Coupled with the feeling of being vulnerable and skeptical of opinions and judgement, I shut down my blog. I deleted the entire site. Now that I have decided to re-visit this process, I see where I let the doubt and uncertainty creep in and rule my thoughts. Although, I would not make that same mistake again I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. What seems like a simple revelation can be hard for someone whose a perfectionist like myself. People would see me, dressed up and assume I had it all together. Not knowing that inside I was a complete mess. Let me be clear about this one fact, shutting down isn’t the answer. As I delve into my writing, I soon began to realize that there are so many other people with the same issues. There are a number of people who can function very well with a diagnosis and disorder yet once behind closed doors they fall apart in different ways. As I continue on, I will post more about coping skills and ways to accept and embrace assistance. There are days when I get it and days when I don’t. I tell myself that as long as I keep sharing my experiences and tips, this may be just what someone else is looking for. So I continue. Writing is a wonderful way for me to be heard and to process my emotions, ideas. I want you to think about yourself and understand that you may have so much compassion for others but you can use this same compassion for yourself and use it to be satisfied with your own self-worth.
No one is perfect. Anyone who feels so or convinces you to believe that is just not worth your time. We all have flaws and this is what makes us unique. No amount of hard work will convince you that you are enough either. This is a fact that you must get clear with beforehand. There is something in you that sets you apart from everyone else and that alone is awesome! Be encouraged that there is no one out here like you, you’re an incredible person with a great purpose. It is a tiring existence living up to others ideals, and what people may want you to be. You will only add unnecessary pressure and who needs that? The more I stay true to myself and speak from my heart the more loving I find this world to be and you will too.
“It doesn’t matter who you used to be, what matters is who you decide to be today. You are not your mistakes. You are not your mishaps. You are not your past. You are not your wounds. You can decide differently today and at every moment. Remember that. You are offered a new opportunity with each breath to think, choose, act differently in a way that supports you in being all that you are capable of being. You are not less than. You are enough. “