We are a culture obsessed with more, bigger, better, shinier, faster, wealthier. The natural idea of abundance and possibilities is a blessing because it provides a force for us to drive ourselves past our limits, but at what cost? Everything comes at a cost, and there will always be a trade off. If you're a person that takes YOLO to the extreme, you may never save, have little or no future financial security, end up with criminal charges, maybe have some hospital visits, and even end up with a baby or 2. If that sounds you or someone you know...NO JUDGEMENT. If you are a legacy building or career obsessed being, you may have really lackluster or non existent romantic and personal relationships, high stress, low immunity to sickness at the worst times, and unhealthy sleeping or eating patterns. If this is you or someone you know, NO JUDGEMENT.
The power of our existence as opposed to the mere cycle of nature for other species, is that we have advance abilities in choice, emotion and critical thinking. All three of these abilities serve and can ruin us, but for the most part, we can control that. Sometimes people want a lot, and want to do a lot. With such expectations, if they fail to meet them, there are cycles of guilt and shame that occur, but it's not necessary. Making a list of goals, dreams, bucket activities and anything else we can check off to assuage our ego, is absolutely beneficial, works, and will definitely help guide you through life. The flipside is that we can not completely control everything and all matters of time, therefore circumstances are bound to happen, we will have not so productive days, and we will have times where those goals don't seem as much a priority. The great thing to know is that your accomplishments and abilities are an extension of you, but they are not you. You are Enough as you are, in any moment. If you are like me, this is a very hard concept to grasp sometimes. Sometimes we want to be everything for everyone; sometimes we want to be as perfect as possible, do as great as possible, do the most as possible and be the best as possible, but the truth is there will always be more, someone better, greater, more powerful...but not you. In truth, nothing you will do will ever be enough because there always more that can be done, but sitting in the truth that you can do your best, whatever your best is, or whatever you want it to be, allows you to step back and know...it's ok. I'm ok. everything will be ok. This is enough because I say so. I am enough because I say so.
Written By: Tiffany W.
Today's post is inspired by speaker, author and spiritual teacher Joyce Meyer. Feel free to click and watch!