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"I Am Enough" Poem

"I Am Enough" Poem

Whatever your life is today, it is enough.

Whatever you feel like today, you are enough.

Today I thought I'd re-share a poem that's struck a chord with a lot of people: the "I Am Enough" poem.

I wrote it back in 2016 with a tattered heart after my dad died. I wrote it to remind myself that even though everything felt wrong in my life, being alive wasn't wrong.

Being alive isn't wrong.

You don't have to go it alone.

You're connected to everything.

I wrote it like a message to my Self, saying If you looked at the sky tonight, you'd see a reflection of the light you keep inside. From star to star, you can trace the lineage of your own beating heart. You share something with everything. Here you are.

Over the years, this has helped me.

So today, I just want you to stop and breathe, do nothing but breathe and feel the space you inhabit, and feel the river of life pulsing through you.

That's all.

And know that river began in love. And it goes on. And it goes on.

Love is the stuff of us.

Take a minute whenever you can today.

Forget how important or unimportant you think you are, how strong or weak or jaded you think you are. Stop. Breathe. Feel that river within you.

Know that this is enough.

It. Is. Enough.

Exactly where you are is exactly where you need to be.

Maybe having this poem will help you actually feel that way. I hope it does.

If you need to have it have it, get the art print or send a handwritten card to that person this reminds you of.

Otherwise, take these thoughts today, and let this day be enough, too.

I wrote the "I Am Enough" poem back in 2016 with a tattered heart after my dad died. I wrote it to remind myself that even though everything felt wrong, being alive wasn't wrong. I hope this reminds you, too, that you don't have to go it alone. That you're full of the light, you're here on purpose, and this is enough.

"I Am Enough" Poem

There is a wholeness that’s already mine.

It’s already ours.

I am not just the seed,

I am the rain that waters the flower.

It’s a reality that’s already there,

That I am enough.

I take on faith

That wholeness is already mine,

That I need do nothing to deserve,

That my worthiness is based only on my being.

 

I am wise enough to let go,

And I am strong enough to remember the truth

Of who I really am.

I can encounter the world

In such a way

That I remember who I am.

 

I am the rest inside the unrest.

I am the depth of the sky,

And the light piercing the sea.

I am the crest of a wave.

All that I need to be,

I am.

 

There is no problem to solve in this moment.

There is no plan to make,

No failure to be feared,

No other place to be.

This moment is enough.

This place is enough.

This imperfection is enough.

I am patient enough for my life to unfold in divine timing.

 

I feel the fullness of my life in this moment.

I feel the richness of my life in this space.

I am loved beyond thought,

And I have nothing to prove.

There is no one to impress.

I receive the message

That being is enough.

 

I am wise enough to see magic through a child’s eyes.

I am resilient enough to see past the pain.

I am kind enough to realize

That my worth has been with me

This whole time.

 

Beyond the shadows

That I have created,

The message remains:

I am the same.

I have always been enough,

Simply by being here.

Simply by being.

 

It only takes a moment,

And I remember this again.

. . .

Tell me:

What part of this poem did you need the most today?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know.

All my love,

 

Jen

P.S. You'll find the companion poetry print right here. And the encouragement cards are right over here.

Comments on this post (9)

  • Jun 18, 2021

    These were my favorite parts in your words. Thank you!

    Whatever my life is today, it is enough.
    I am connected to everything. Here I AM.
    I feel the river of life pulsing through me.
    That is all. I remember who I am.
    I am the rest inside the unrest.
    There is no problem to solve.
    No plan to make,
    No failure to fear,
    No place to be.
    This moment is enough.
    This imperfection is enough.
    It only takes a moment, and I remember.
    That being is enough.
    I have always been enough,
    Simply by being here.
    Simply by being.
    Can you let yourself know you are enough . . . and let this day be enough, too?

    — Maureen

  • May 22, 2021

    Kim, so much love to you!

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • May 22, 2021

    Verna, yes, you are.

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • May 22, 2021

    Jim, Rachael, Suzette… I am touched beyond words that you feel a kinship with this piece. Blessings from where I am to wherever you are today.

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • May 22, 2021

    This is resonating so well with me! I was the little girl who lost her granny and felt all alone so I think back to that cold January night and will revise my thinking: Hey little one, if you looked at the sky tonight, you’d see a reflection of the light you keep inside. From star to star, you can trace the lineage of your own beating heart. You share something with everything. Here you are. Glow, grow and go on and show them how brilliant you are!"

    Thank you! Thank you so much for your beautiful words!

    — Kim

  • Apr 13, 2021

    I am wise enough to let go
    I am strong enough to remember the truth is what spoke to me today. Thank you

    — Verna Opong Oppong

  • Mar 27, 2021

    I just want to say thank you ive needed something that could touch my soul and yes i found your poem and it touched my soul. Blessings from South Africa. Namastè

    — Suzette

  • Mar 27, 2021

    I am in love with this poem. I want to read it to the world…especially our young ones right now…THANK YOU

    — Rachael

  • Mar 24, 2021

    This is the most beautiful poem.

    — Jim

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