Then I thought: enough.
I practice being enough. When I do that, everything is already enough, and this is the day I’ve been saving for.
-From Hand Wash Cold: Instructions for an Ordinary Life by Karen Maezen Miller
When I came across this passage last week, it really made me stop and think. It's perfect! This idea that we are already enough--exactly as we are--is groundbreaking. Why can't we ever say "enough!" to everything? We should. It's all enough.
We are enough.
I love it when she says that "this is the day [we've] been saving for." As in, why wait to live life, why not live it now?
I have a student who recently decided to quit his job and do just this. He said that through yoga, he realized that he was just wasting his time in a job he didn't like. So he quit! He just did it! He's going to take 6 months to travel and do things that he enjoys--and I couldn't support him more. "I'm not going to be able to do this forever," he said. "Not when I have a family and a house and responsibilities..."
So why not live for today? You're not going tobe able to do it forever.
Here's my dose of wisdom for the day: remind yourself that you're enough. Practice being enough, and you'll realize, that you are.