However, the problem is in the comparing, not in my intrinsic value or worthiness. When I compare myself to others, I devalue my own unique self, my own worth, my own power. We are each different from each other in order to complement and help each other. We are not supposed to be the same or be compared to each other.
I don’t need to be anyone else – and it’s actually impossible to be anyone else, as much as we might want to be. We are not supposed to be anyone but ourselves. I don’t have to be another Einstein or Mother Theresa. I need to be me. If I try to be someone else, I lose who I am, I hide my true essence, and I deprive the world of my unique gifts and individuality.
Each of us is here for a reason. Each of us has unique insights, perspective, and talents that we bring to this world. And that is important – that makes the world whole. We each hold a special and valuable piece of the puzzle to All That Is. And therefore, each of us is important.
And I realized something else, too. It’s okay to sometimes not feel okay. We are not supposed to be, or are even capable of being, perfect. We are human. Gloriously human, with flaws and imperfections, and struggles. And that’s actually a good thing, as we learn and grow from all of that, and it all helps us to embrace ourselves more fully.
We are here to discover and be more authentically who we are. We are here to do good in this world and help each other where we are. The world around me is my teacher. And the place where I am, the people who I know and see – these are my tools for interacting with the world, for showing kindness and compassion, and these are the tools for my transformation to be more fully who I am.
I am enough. Just as I am. With all my faults and imperfections. With my fears and doubts and struggles and humanity. And with all my gifts, compassion, and love. All of that is God living through me, expressing through me, and experiencing life through me. And to allow that to best unfold, I need to simply be me.
If each of us looks inside and taps into the incredible depth, power, gifts, love, expansiveness, and “wow” that is within each of us… it is much more than can even be envisioned.
Each of you is more than enough. Each of you is magnificent, beautiful, powerful, kind, loving, radiant, and boundless. Tap into it, touch it, savor it, swim in it, allow it to explode in bubbles of laughter and joy.
I am enough.
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