I recently was asked to contribute to a blog about postive body image. Xina Sky's The Big, Bold, Beautiful Blog is full of postings by women about self love and facing the day to day challenges with positive loving energy. I like this blog a lot. I wasn't really sure what I could write as I struggle often with this notion of self love, but I went to a time when loving me was easiest: meeting my sister Tammy who is the best reflection of me I could ever have. You can read the post here: http://thebigboldbeautifulblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/healing-reflection-of-self.html.
Today I was culling through the work that other friends are doing, reading their posts, blogs, writings and the like and I was amazed at all of the wonderful things they are doing in the world. It made me wonder if I am doing enough. Enough is one of those words by which I am challenged, as in am I ever enough of anything to anybody including me. I am not certain where this comes from. My parents have assured me that I was enough, my friends tell me they can't get enough, my siblings often remind me that I am too much; so the common denominator in my worries is me. I am the only one who believes that I am not enough and I need to give up that ghost.
So here it is. I am going to make this my daily mantra. I will chant it whenever I feel a false sense of lack and limitation. You can do it too! I am enough. I am good enough. I am smart enough. I am beautiful enough. I am loving enough. I am enough. Enough, enough, enough. It is time to get back out into the world and show what I am made of. That's the ticket! Yes. Now, where are my keys?!!! Look out world. I am on my way. And I am enough!
Robin G. White is the author of several books. To find out more go to http://www.robingwhite.com/.
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