Am I enough? Enough for my family, enough for my friends, enough for my boyfriend? Shouldn’t I be a lot better, nicer, more open, more lovely? Shouldn’t I be there much more for others around me? And even more importantly: am I enough for myself?
Our society doesn’t think so. After all, we are supposed to always become better and never be content with who and how we are at the moment. We are supposed to better ourselves constantly, because standing still means recline. And thus, we become more and more unhappy with ourselves as we cannot uphold these ideals that our society and we put upon ourselves.
Be enough for yourself
But indeed, understanding that being enough for oneself is so important. It is also one of my most central mantras that I really meditate on a lot. And repeating to oneself: “I am enough” is not about lethargy or laziness. it is not about forgetting about oneself and ignoring everything that is good for oneself. It is about self-acceptance, about liking how and who we. Like, really!
But how to do that? Well, keep repeating: “I am enough” over and over again and try to really feel it, too. Every time you meditate on this mantra, it will become a stronger and stronger feeling within you and slowly, you will start believing and feeling it. Understand that you are not Superman and nobody is expecting you to be that. You are a normal person with normal strengths and weaknesses and that is fantastic and makes you so unique! You are great just the way you are!
How well can you accept yourself the way you are? And how do you like this mantra? Would you use it for your own meditations? Let me know in the comments!
Photography: Ricarda Schernus