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|TO BE ENOUGH AND DO ENOUGH|



I say these words for women, I know that men and however you identify yourself as, you may, we may be many to resonate with these words.



 



What often emerges out of my conversations with women who are their path of healing or awareness or self-development or wholeness (however, whyever and whatever be the term in use), is the belief and the embodied experience of “I have not done enough. I am not doing enough.”



 



|PAUSE AND BREATHE| and |ASK|



 



What is my current experience of “I have not done enough. I am not doing enough” ?



Where in my life do I experience this sense of “I have not done enough. I am not doing enough” ?



How often do you say these words to yourself “I have not done enough. I am not doing enough” ?



 



WHEN DOES ONE REACH A POINT OF ENOUGHNESS?



When, where and how does one reach a point where the eyes, the body, the cognition, the entirety begin to experience and witness “I am doing my best. I have done enough.”



 



This state is reached here now in this moment and nowhere else.



The state of “I am doing my best. I have done enough” is achieved through the qualities of appreciation, acknowledgement, compassion, gratitude and kindness.



 



I call it a state for it is an embodied experience that merges the body (the internal chemistry, the nervous system), the mind (the thoughts), the heart (the emotions and feelings) and the spirit (that which we do not feel , see and hear, yet hold us within the container of our life experiences).



 



The act of ongoingly rushing through to fix something that seems broken or unfit or uneasy or uncomfortable is a trauma response or it is what we call a defense response.



 



We try to fix or mend or shun away or usher off or tuck far because feeling “whatever it is” floods overwhelming more than anything.



 



|PAUSE AND BREATHE| and |ASK|



What am I engaged in that is moving me towards my vision/goals?



When did I last pause to acknowledge my steps?



What is happening for me here now in this moment?



 



|PAUSE AND BREATHE|



Take time here now and in coming minutes, hours, days , weeks, months and years to return to the practice of acknowledging your steps.



May you learn for, through and within yourself that the more you practice returning to your body, taking ownership of what,how, why, where, when and who you feel, see,hear and experience, you are stepping up and into your response-ability and this is enough.



The more you move into this rhythms of acknowledging that “I am doing my best. I have done enough”, you will begin to do your part in moving and shifting the collective through the eyes, the bodies, the brains and the nervous systems of acknowledgement, appreciation, compassion, gratitude and kindness.



 



Wherever, however, whoever, whyever, whenever you are here now in this moment, if breathing is all you are able to do , then know that you are doing a lot already.



Wherever, however, whoever, whyever, whenever you are here now in this moment, if crying is all you are able to do , then know that you are doing a lot already.



Wherever, however, whoever, whyever, whenever you are here now in this moment, if sleeping is all you are able to do , then know that you are doing a lot already.



 



It begins with acknowledging and appreciating to deepen the path of healing or awareness or self-development or wholeness (however, whyever and whatever be the term in use).



If you are sitting or have been sitting with this sense of “stuck”, pause here now and in coming minutes, hours, days , weeks, months and years to return to the practice of acknowledging your steps.



 



May I, May You, May We be humbled by, through and within life, to receive from ourselves, to find appreciation, awe, gratitude and kindness within for ourselves.



For as we find it inside, we reverberate it outside.



The reverberations meet generations before , generations in this now and generations yet to come.



This is how we move the world into wholeness.



One appreciation at a time



One acknowledgement at a time



One breath at a time



One act of compassion at a time



One act of kindness at a time



One act of gratitude at a time



 



Love from my heart to yours



Love from my womb to you



Love from body to yours



Love from my nervous system to yours



 



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