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