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I have enough of everything…except maybe the ability – as of yet – to live each moment in the eternal!
As humans we don’t need much. I can breath; I am not hungry or thirsty; I am clothed; I have shelter; I am healthy and ambulatory; I have others in my life; and feel I have a purpose.
Beyond all this becomes want not need.
Ah the secret power of knowing I have enough. I haven’t got enough of that power yet.
i have enough big, oversized hoodies. my sister always said that you can never have enough of your comfort things. big, soft, hoodies that fit me right under my hips and felt soft like when you first put on a fresh new hoodie is my comfort thing, yes i have maybe 30 hoodies but they make me feel warm and safe so i guess when i have no more space in my closet is when i have enough 🙂
That depends on my thinking. If I accept what is – not like or dislike, but just complete acceptance of what is, then I have enough in that moment. Does that mean I do not have plans or aspirations? Of course I do. That is where the creative spirit comes in. From the complete acceptance of what is, I can then apply creative spirit. But when I long for things or lust after things then that just brings discontentment, frustration and a raft of self destructive emotions, ideas and actions. That, at my core, is not who I am. So, yes… my thinking determines the answer to that question at any point in time and core to that is whether I am accepting of what truly is at that moment.
I have enough food. I guess i know this by the sense of satisfaction i feel. There was a time when i remember always being hungry. There was a feeling of desperation that came with it.
I have more than enough stuff – the acquisitions of a long life and living 34 years in the same home. At 78-years old, this stuff is a burden, not a blessing. However, when I sift through all the possessions, I find some hold great meaning and value for me. Among these are photos of family, friends, special experiences; books; music; objects from my childhood home or given as gifts to me by loved ones. I will be working on “pruning” the excess stuff for the remainder of this year in preparation for selling our home and moving to a new smaller one. This special time will be one of remembrance and gratitude. I thank God and others for their loving kindness, generosity and the abundant gifts they gave to me. Deo Gracias!
I have enough books. I love them. My shelves filled with stories. I need to start giving them away to neighborhood” giving stands”. A great idea for all who would like to read them and make more room at home for more books. I know I love to hold a book and begin a new journey.
I have had enough of my possessions. Ridiculous. It’s too much when you finally realize they bring you ‘nothing’. I want a simpler life. One of joy and peace.
My initial reflection was taking inventory of things…books, clothes, etc. This helped me realized how blessed and abundant my life is overall — I’m certainly not in want for anything. Finally, I considered what I take for granted and what came to mind was water. Most of us don’t give a second thought to how much we use AND waste and yet there are others around the world who struggle for clean healthy water. That seems to me the most basic “need”
Opportunities to count my blessings. There is always something to be grateful for. When I look at the state of the world and all that has happened during this last year and see that I am still standing its enough to be grateful for. I’m in the midst of clearing out the old stuff in my apartment and looking for another and even if I don’t move it is enough to declutter and prepare for when the time is right.
Interesting question as agree that seeing oneself as having enough is important to being both peacefully grounded, as well as willing to act now for that which we believe in – not waiting on some perfect set of conditions in the future. It is also important to giving and not further accumulating whatever it is that we believe we need more of. That said, I believe having enough sometimes requires continuing to step toward more and not necessarily dwelling in having enough. Perpetual motion can be an important part of life.
I know I have enough miscellaneous stuff & items become re-gifted when I meet up with friends, other items are getting recycled. As garage sale season begins, I’m avoiding that temptation! * * on another note~ thank you all for your support & condolences as I walk through the loss & grief of my younger brother.
I truly do have everything I am suppose to have for joy and comfort and love. I have enough space; enough friends; enough purpose; enough time; It is enough. I am honored by it all. I am grateful for it all.
My mind casts back to when my brother, Linda, and I were around my father’s bed at the hospital, along with a doctor and a hospital social worker. Discussion was a little difficult because he was rather deaf, but dad let us know he was ready to let go, and just do palliative care.
The rest of us did not have enough of dad and it was quite upsetting. But dad was certain. He was unwavering and gentle. He was completely certain, and even certain it was is right and we could have no say in it. He told us about his older brother who made the same decision a couple of years before, and how he admired his brother’s courage and wanted to do the same. This was interesting because the two brothers were about as unlike each other as brothers can be. But dad was convincing. He was at peace. The doctor had to discuss some of the ugly aspects of what would come… slow suffocation… not the easiest way to die. There was a likelihood if we extended his care that he could die by different means… it was a grizzly discussion. My older brother was arguing with dad. Dad still didn’t waver. Eventually my brother ran out of the room. It has been this long before I could talk about this.
The question today is not about my dad. It is about me — when do I know when I have enough? But this memory boiled up from below, of when my dad had enough life. It brought with it an unexpected answer for me. I have enough when I am fully in whichever moment this is. I can’t quite explain it… only that each gossamer moment has all that we need. Each moment is different. Each moment has different needs. At this moment, I need to get another cup of coffee, and look out the window at the beautiful spring sunshine coming sideways across the maple trees in the early morning. To listen to the birdsongs. And that is enough!
Thank you, Holly in Ohio – I’ve wondered if there will become a point in my life when I will be ready to leave but family member/s won’t want me to leave – and what I will do.
It is sad, but yes, for everything there is a season.
Love to you, Mica.
I have enough of everything I need to be happy and at peace with myself. I even have enough time every day even though I am often a poor manager of that gift. When I have ended my day and feel that gentle appreciation for what I have, who I have, and where I am, that’s when I know I have enough.
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