For me, the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It’s enough. I’m enough. My kids are enough. Brene Brown
The primary synonyms for enough are “sufficiency” and “plenty.” Yet often we want more than enough. We tend to feel that “enough” is barely what is necessary. Yet sufficiency really does mean that all our needs are met and plenty implies that it is not meager, but bountiful. I often equate our insatiable desire for “more” with the fact that so many of us overstuff ourselves at Thanksgiving or at a restaurant with today’s ridiculously large portions. It’s as if we think that if we aren’t stuffed, than it’s not quite good enough. Yet enough, really is enough. Actually at a good meal, we can equate enough with being satisfied.
So really the question isn’t whether it’s enough, but whether we are satisfied. Are we satisfied with the way our needs are being met and the life we have, or are we infected with the disease called “more”? Now clearly we need more if we actually don’t have enough money to pay our bills and save for the future, or enough food for ourselves and our children. That’s clearly “not enough” and we are not required to settle for anything less.
Why do we think that “enough” isn’t adequate or satisfying? Spirit is satisfied expressing through a joyous, happy, and growing life. When we are joyous, happy, and growing, our lives are enough and we are satisfied and fulfilled. That really is enough!
Spiritual Contemplation: How do you relate to the words “enough” and “more” and “satisfied”? What can be learned from this about how you approach your abundance and your life?
Affirmation: Spirit is enough for everything I need. I have enough. I am enough! I am fulfilled and satisfied with my life.