For today's post I wanted to discuss this idea that keeps popping up in yoga - in my classes, my yogi magazine, books... "I am enough." "You are enough." As well all know, yours truly still has quite the perfectionistic tendencies. When I hear this, I kind of struggle internally: "I'm enough sure yeah ok, but I am also still working on XYZ and therefore enough isn't enough..." Why is it so hard to just feel that YES I am enough?! I want to continue to grow and learn and better myself; I am always pursuing self-actualization, I don't want to suddenly just be content because then I think I'll be bored!
On the flip side of my rants, saying "I am enough" and recognizing it also means "I am perfect as I am. I am me and that is pretty darn great." This is something I've started trying to really believe. Sometimes, sure, I get really excited and overflow with happiness like this little chickadee, and then other times I'm dark and crave solitude. I am human. This phrase for me actually resonates deeper than "I am enough", likely because of all of my prior statements about my inner conflict with the phrase. By being human, I give myself the space to be. I can be happy, I can be sad, I can be tired, I can be super energized, I can be OK with where I am at, I can be aware of my shortcomings, I can be strong... I feel empowered by saying this phrase, "I am human." I am a living, breathing, strong, learning, feeling organism.