“I am enough. I have enough. There is enough.” ` Stephanie Bennett Vogt
Today’s my care of my self is to contemplate the concept of being enough and having enough. Just to say the above affirmation feels like an act of faith. The words which seem foreign feel true. Deeply, profoundly true. I live in a world that seems to reward striving and reaching for more, becoming more, having more, owning more, more, more, more. Enough. What a bold response. Enough. It seems so sustainable, so simple, so easy. As I imagine letting go of my expectations and judgments, I can feel my resistance rise up. I simply tell myself, I am enough. I have enough. There is enough. Enough. Under this concept is another: that I am whole and complete just as I am, right now in this moment in time. This does not mean I won’t grow and change and continue to evolve, but it means I am not broken. I am whole and I am enough. This quote from Josep Pep Sobrer, in “The Book of Oracles or Poet’s Tarot”, seems to get to the heart of the matter: “Give up the struggle to become what you are not to be. Save the effort for another moment. Breathe!” On the 21st day of the self care journey, I am embracing the idea of being enough and having enough; and reveling in the feeling of spaciousness that this simple idea creates.