Our culture and media are causing people to walk around not only in a constant state of fear, but also thinking that we need More, More, More.
We wake up thinking about how we didn’t get enough sleep. Mentally, we’re already in the Land of Not Enough.
We start the day and we’re not even at zero yet—we’re already at a negative. We feel we’re behind and we haven’t even gotten out of bed yet.
We go through our day feeling we don’t have enough time, money, or stuff and that, somehow, WE are not enough. So we hurry through our day chasing things that we think will make our lives more complete.
We go to bed at night feeling that we didn’t get enough done today.
One more self-help course, one more diet, one more lover, one more sale, one more million in the bank…and we think that somehow we will be complete.
More attention, more sex, more fucking Facebook likes…that somehow getting more will make us something greater than we already are.
If our pasts have taught us anything, it’s that nothing is ever enough.
We are all suffering from the disease of scarcity.
Now, unlike what we’re taught to believe, the cure for scarcity is not abundance. The cure has nothing to do with more. Nor is it 28-hour days, 8-day weeks, big houses full of stuff, or the law of attraction.
It’s not affirmations, visualizations, making more money, or spending more of what we don’t have.
It’s the simple knowing that we have everything we need, right here, right now.
Quite simply, we have enough.
There is nothing we can add to our bank accounts, our bodies, our workdays, our inventory of possessions, or ourselves that is gonna satiate our need for more. When we try to fix the need for more with more, we just end up wanting even more.
People with $5 and people with $5,000,000 both feel that they don’t have enough and that they somehow need more to make themselves more whole and their lives more complete.
You can never get enough, because you already have enough.
Our society, the media, and our minds are all driven by the need for more.
This need causes unfathomable amounts of greed, jealousy, resentment, anger, fear, and an overall resistance to life.
We end up cheating ourselves out of our lives as we sacrifice the only thing there is, right here, right now, in the pursuit of more. And the fact is, there are people far happier who have far less. And that getting food, water, and shelter are not daily stressors for most of us.
The only things we need more of are more love for each other, more acceptance of ourselves and of what is, more gratitude, and more knowing that we already have everything we need.
We have enough.
There’s nothing more we can do or obtain to make ourselves more whole.
Sure, work hard for what you want to have fun on this ride of life, and go for it full speed ahead—but don’t lose the only thing there is in the pursuit of more. Make a ton of money if you want, but don’t trade your whole life for it.
Don’t become so focused on the end that you don’t give 110% of yourself to the step you’re taking right now.
Don’t trade your life for some ideal of what “should” be, and miss all the cool shit along the way.
Everything we need is right here, right now.
Don’t sacrifice the only thing there is for the pursuit of something you can never attain, because you already have it.
You have enough. Know it with every cell of your being right down to your core.
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