enough is enough

15-some-people-think

What would your enoughness look like if it were set free?

Enoughness is about everything you are and have being enough to flourish.

All the things that would be possible if more people realised they already have more than enough?

We don’t think we have enough, though.  We think we need more talent, more energy, more permission, more money.

Our technology makes it possible to augment what we think we lack, covering up what we already have.

‘In the course of a life, we never “graduate” from working on identity; we simply rework it with the materials at hand.  From the start, online social worlds provided new materials. Online, the plain represented themselves as glamorous, the old as young, the young as older.  Those of modest means worker elaborate virtual jewellery.  In virtual space, the crippled walked without crutches, and the shy improved their chances as seducers.’*

But all the time we have enough.

We live in a world where we’re either told overtly or subliminally that we’re not enough, or we’re told we are enough and never get any help to get creative with it.

We all have far more than we think we have and there are ways to identify this.  Also, we’ll likely discover what we don’t have but maybe wished we had.  This can often be compensation for what we have but don’t see or don’t value: talents, dreams, experiences.  (It’s always what we lack that we get concerned over rather than what we have.)

There’s a beginning when we discover more about ourselves.  Then there’s a middle when we need to figure out what’s most important and to do something.

‘The middle is messy, but it’s where the magic happens.’**

‘[Failure] cleanses.  It helps you put aside who your aren’t and reminds you who you are: Failure humbles.’^

If you want easy, ignore all of this, but if you’re ready to begin one thing to do is slow down slow enough to notice.

‘This is a different way of moving into the world.  There is no need to speed up.  Everything you need is right here.’^^

(*From Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together.)
(**From Brene Brown’s Rising Strong.)
(^From Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit.)
(^^From Keri Smith’s The Wander Society.)

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