I Am Enough

IMG_3143I am enough.  I think about all the times when I compared myself to others, and I thought that I was inadequate, unimportant, less than, or simply not good enough.

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.

DSC_0006[1]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.

1016I don’t need to be rich or famous or the best in anything.  I don’t need to be or do more.  I don’t need to have a perfect body or perfect hair or the perfect words.  I am okay just as I am.

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA And that is enough.  My job is to discover, open to, embrace, and be who I am.  And I am discovering that that is more than I ever imagined.

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.

 

Copyright © 2015 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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About Lynn Miclea

LYNN MICLEA grew up in New York and moved to California while in her twenties. A certified hypnotherapist, Reiki Master practitioner, and EFT (tapping) practitioner, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she spent many years working in the medical field and in various offices in an administrative capacity. She is also an accomplished musician and plays the piano at various senior facilities, where her music touches those who need it the most. After retiring in 2013, Lynn discovered a passion for writing, and she has become a successful author with ten books published. Two of her books are powerful memoirs, and eight are uplifting and fun children’s animal stories about kindness, believing in yourself, seeing the best in those around you, and helping others. Lynn believes that the best thing we can do in this world is to help each other. She hopes that through her writing, she can help encourage people to show more kindness and compassion to everyone around them. She asks everyone to be kind to each other as we all share this journey through life together. Lynn currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two dogs. For more information - please check out her website at www.lynnmiclea.com - thank you!
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4 Responses to I Am Enough

  1. Lynn, I would love to hear how you came to this conclusion. Each person’s journey to this realization is so fascinating, perhaps another blog? Pam

    • Lynn Miclea says:

      Pam, thank you for your comment. This conclusion has come from a crazy journey throughout my lifetime. Yes – a great idea for another blog. Good suggestion, thank you! 🙂

  2. athling2001 says:

    Hey, Wild One! I always look forward to your blogs.

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