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I am learning to remind myself, that so far, life has been pretty good for me. So much of my worries and anxiety are unfounded. Just a gentle question from my therapist, asking me “but so far, things seemed to have worked out for you, right?” Reminds me step back and have a longer view.
What a great question your therapist asked you, Charlie. It is a nice reality check for all of us, isn’t it?
When I turn to the inside, to stillness, all is well. Nothing to complain about at all. And all is there, you all are there with me. Grateful for this question. Thank you.
“I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door.
I’ve been knocking from the inside!”
enough; adequate. says a dictionary. I have so so much more 🙂
Like others who have already commented, just about everything! It strikes me that this word can feel like it means “just barely enough to get across the line” when it really also means “you have enough”. Enough is truly enough.
It is sufficient to be still here- we are all so blessed to have another day to live.
What’s sufficient in my life? The question reminds me that there is a difference between wants and needs. My basic needs are all being met. They are sufficient in my life. I have food, I have shelter, I have family that loves me. This week, I’ve been enjoying the gratefulness.org retreat on the difference between hope and hopes and reading the comments from other participants deepens my gratefulness for this website. One of the comments that will be with me daily and thankfully brings my mind into my heart was shared by another participant. She wrote that one of her mentor’s told her that “Life is God in disguise.” I would add and “Free will is God’s vulnerability.” We beg God to fix things but fail to realize we’ve been given all the power. It is we who choose to nurture or destroy. It’s our insufficiency to evolve that has created this chaos.
I can honestly say ‘everything’ . . .
maybe too much.
I have a lot of dreams. Most of them are about seeing nature in different countries.
I hope you make your dreams a reality one day Christine.
Amen to all of your reflections. I have more then enough materially. I need to reduce. I am enough. Life is beautiful. Om Namah Shivaya!
Like many others I am fortunate to enjoy a good life. But I didn’t always feel content or grateful for my life circumstances. In the last several years, though, sufficiency in contentment has caught up with sufficiency in other areas of my life. Not sure if it’s a function of getting older or becoming more skilled at appreciating the elements in life that offer the deepest satisfaction.
What is sufficient in my life? The good fortune of having a home. small farm, the ability to raise a vegetable garden, put up some hay to feed the animals during the long cold winters and a loving wife, children and grandchildren. For this I am grateful. So many people in our world have much less and some nothing. I grieve and send loving kindness to all of the less fortunate among us..
Everything right now. I have a home, employment, healthy children, family friends. Grateful.
Opportunities to live a fulfilling life. I just need to know which ones I need to take advantage of in order to fill the voids. I Gr8fully have the basics.
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