“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ― Maya Angelou
The story of enough
Why “Me” isn’t enough? I will tell you why.
For I can’t accept myself as I already am and I need others to feel complete.
I need others to tell me how great I am in order to feel good.
I need a partner to complete me, for without a partner I am not whole, I’ m incomplete.
I need others to tell me how beautiful and intelligent I am.
I need other’s approval in order to feel validated.
I need others to tell me I can do unbelievable things, for, without their encouragement, I will be nothing.
I need, need, need, and all that I need is something I believe is missing from my life, so I look for it out there, everywhere.
I look for it in you, and you, and you…
I feel so drained, so weak.
And suddenly a thought occurs,
What if I stopped the search and looked within?
I might not be lost, there’s still some faith…
Some faith for me, some faith for you.
And then I find my way back home, my way back to love and back to ME.
I was once lost but now I’m found.
Surrounded by people who love you, you find it easy to love and accept yourself but in their absence, you can’t seem to do it that easily.
Why is that?
I know people who can’t stand to be alone for a second; they simply can’t do it because they don’t enjoy their own company.
They don’t enjoy being alone with themselves but somehow they expect others to enjoy being alone with them.
Isn’t that ironic?
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Believe it or not, all we want and all we need is already within us. Everything else is complimentary.
We don’t need other people to make us feel loved or to feel good; we can do that on our own.
Stop looking without for that which is already within you and allow yourself to remember who you really are.
If you continue to look outside yourself for something that can only be found within, you will be forever lost and you will live your whole life feeling like there is something missing but you will not know what…
Don’t let that happen to you.
You Are Enough, You Have Enough, You Know Enough
Learn to love and accept yourself for who you are, for what you have and what you know and by doing so you will be able to become more.
Only by loving and accepting yourself will you be able to allow your relationships to blossom and bring out the best in you.
By allowing yourself to be who you really are deep down inside and by acknowledging that in this moment: You ARE enough, you KNOW enough and you HAVE enough, you will rediscover inner peace and happiness.
“Seek not outside yourself, for all your pain comes simply from a futile search for what you want, insisting where it must be found.” ~Unknown
Work on mastering yourself and know that by mastering yourself, you master LOVE and you master LIFE.
Let go of all the toxic thoughts and behaviors that are making you unhappy. Let go of the need to search for love outside yourself and start searching for love within yourself.
Nurture good thoughts and you will reap good behaviors. Use your mind and don’t let it use you.
Contemplate how you would like your Ideal Self to look, feel, love and live like.
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.” ~Khalil Gibran
5. Have daily conversations with yourself
Carefully listen to what your Self-has to say…
Forgive yourself for holding on to resentment for so long and depriving yourself of inner peace, tranquility, and happiness.
“Love yourself—accept yourself—forgive yourself—and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.” ~Leo F. Buscaglia
Learn to treasure yourself and your unique and authentic Self. Work on accepting yourself completely and make sure you are always kind and gentle with your Self.
“You surrender to a lot of things which are not worthy of you. I wish you would surrender to your radiance … your integrity … your beautiful human grace.” ~ Yogi Bhajan
Always remember that there is nothing about you lacking.
In this moment you are enough, you know enough, you have enough. You are a beautiful creation, a work in progress.
What would happen if you believed that you are enough? Share your insights by commenting below 🙂