But at a certain point I also began to realize that it was not very much fun to always be scrutinizing myself for what was wrong with me. That I would have a much better and more enjoyable experience if I took my attention off of what was not working and put it onto what was already easy and good instead. It was making the shift away from what I didn't like or shouldn't be and moving more in the direction of my hearts desires. It was letting go of "Never Enough" and embracing the question "Where Is My Joy?"
...so much of what drives us to change is based on fear and shame. We believe that we're not good enough, we are continually cowering under the shadow of a deep sense of inadequacy, we walk around feeling really bad about who we are and constantly vowing to making ourselves into a new and upgraded version of our old and unacceptable selves. We spend all kinds of time and energy and money polishing up our image, whether it's physically through trying to lose a few pounds or emotionally by whipping ourselves into a constant state of bright eyed, cheerleader, peppy, positivity .
We THINK that we're doing a good thing by trying to "improve". But really it's a sneaky way for the inner critic to get it's hooks in us. Every time we are driven to make ourselves "better" we are not allowing ourselves to accept who and what we are, just as we are in this very moment, as completely and utterly perfect.”
Amen Sister! Don't take my word for it, Friends---it's being shouted from the rooftops all over!
You are all you need! You are enough!