You are enough. You are enough. You are enough.
This not-so subtle message is a call to action. Do you ever have those days where you beat yourself up because you didn’t get everything done on your to-do list? Or a day when you couldn’t be everything to everyone? Yep, you know what I am talking about.
My schedule is pretty full these days. Everything in that schedule is by my own design but it sometimes means that I can’t get it all done. I have had to learn to be gentle with myself and to occasionally ask for help, not something that comes naturally to me. In those moments where I am beating myself up, I use a little tool to give myself a break. It is from one of my favorite books, The Four Agreements, and it is a reframe of one of those agreements into the form of a question: did I do my best?
Your best will change from moment to moment. There are some days where I feel that I should have my very own superhero costume and theme song and rock it while my to-do list gets annihilated. There are days where I forget to brush my teeth and I wear moose-themed pjs for a full 24 hours. I need both of those types of days to thrive. I need to be reminded of what I am capable of and then I need to be reminded to tune into what stillness and ease means for me.
When you feel that you haven’t done enough, let yourself be reminded of this simple beautiful truth.
You are a miracle.
Let me say it again. You are a fucking miracle. It is no accident that you are here, inhabiting the body that you are in, with the people you have in your life, having the experiences that you are having. You are a miracle.
You are essential to the world around you and you are enough.
Our lives are a beautiful tapestry of experience, trial and error, success, failure, love, laughter, friendships, loss and victory. That tapestry is woven with the million details of our lives and it is a masterpiece. When you tune into this sense of deep knowing that you are not an accident, that you are a miracle and vital to the world around you, you can begin to see your worth not from a place of accomplishments or external indicators but from a place of truth: you are enough simply because you are here and there is no one else like you.