I’ve often thought about what it takes to be “good enough”. Not just for my own standards, but of others and on a general sense too. I’m not gonna lie, it is quite often that I try to measure myself or others up to this standard (which in itself is very loosely defined). That notion of “being the best we can be” has killed us in a sense. It’s made us fear failure, fear others, fear ourselves. But really, we can undo failure, we choose to love/hate others, we define our outcome.
Anyway, an article I recently read got me thinking…
“When you hear something and then repeat it internally, you’re accepting it. Worse still, when you hear something and silently sit and don’t refute it, you are accepting it.” “I just want to know that what I’m doing is enough. I always feel like it’s not enough. THAT is my personal utterance that becomes my silent truth. And the second I’ve said it, I’ve spoken it into existence. No more. No more will I attribute failures to my flaws; they make me who I am. No more will I cry out to heaven in angry tears when I have so much to be grateful for.”
Because after all, “enough” is simply and largely that satisfaction of being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.
C’est la vie dear friends!