If I were to ask you why you’re not enough, you’d probably say “I don’t know, it’s just what I feel”.
But a feeling isn’t truth. It’s not fact.
It’s just a feeling.
If I challenged you to give me a list of your deficits and defects, would you struggle to produce concrete evidence?
I’d hazard a guess most of us feel we’re not enough. How could we not? Our minds are saturated with ideals for which we should all be striving – the perfect house, the perfect car, the perfect body, the perfect phone, the perfect smile, the perfect life.
How could we not feel inadequate?
As we chug further into the 21st Century, decades of advertising – and our inevitable failure to live up to the advertisers’ impossible dream – mean many of us are firmly entrenched in the belief we’re not enough.
And that suits them just fine. It’s genius, really. Keep us feeling deficient so we keep buying. After all, if we felt OK about ourselves, how would they sell us anything?
The truth is we all have issues with something, we all struggle at times and, from time to time, we all need support.
That’s not evidence of our inadequacy, it’s just proof we’re human.
So, the next time you’re busy giving yourself a hard time for not being enough, maybe stop and ask if it’s your own dream you’re failing to live up to, or the one you’ve been taught to buy into.
Tell me why you’re not enough and I’ll tell you why you are.
Because, despite what you feel, you most certainly are enough.
My very good blogging friend Cristy over at Mexi Minnesotana published a fantastic post earlier this week about the power of music which, by happy coincidence, ended with a link to the song “I am Enough” by Daphne Willis – you can check them both out by clicking here.