I Am Enough
This belief is fundamental to living a fulfilled and happy life. All of our doubt and fear is based on the misguided, often unconscious belief that we are not enough.
We live in a society that plays on our belief that we are not enough - it makes us the perfect consumers as we unconsciously hope that perfecting ourselves or owning material things will make up the difference.
How many times a day do you put yourself down? "I'm not strong enough, kind enough, thin enough, rich enough, patient enough, organised enough". You might be surprised. Even the most normal of thoughts can have a subtle undertone of insufficiency.
It’s not just you - we all believe it. And it’s madness.
See if you can catch yourself in these moments and feel what it's like to be not enough. Really soak it in. What happens in your body when you have this thought? Where has your power gone, your inspiration? It's unpleasant, but it's important to experience it. See what this belief is doing to you?
Not enough compared to what? Find a piece of evidence that proves otherwise (like how you organise yourself and others to get to work/school every day, the love you provide, the kindness you share, the mere fact that you’re alive is enough), and affirm yourself with the mantra "I am enough. I am enough. I AM ENOUGH". Write it on your bathroom mirror so you see it every morning.
You and everyone around you believes what you tell them. Your partner is listening. Your children are listening. Your body is listening. Be mindful of the messages you're sending. Notice them, experience their impact and give yourself space to see the kindness of REALITY.
This sign hangs in @thehealthyhubballarat - they get it. Xx
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Laura is a Gestalt counsellor and psychotherapist in Melbourne's inner North.