You Are Enough. Right Now.

You Are Enough Right NowThis thought hit me like a ton of bricks this morning.

I get daily emails with guided meditation videos. I usually delete them. But the subject of this morning’s email struck a chord inside me.

You are not broken and you don’t need to be fixed.

I discovered a few years ago that one of my core beliefs about myself was that I was inherently broken, not made right. I spent a very long time trying to make up for and/or fix that perceived brokenness. And then I uncovered, acknowledged, and let go of that old belief.

Or so I thought.

Really old, deep beliefs tend to be like the bamboo that plagues my front yard. You can dig them out and burn them away, and then years later they pop up again seemingly out of nowhere.

The good news is, having wrestled with it before, I know exactly what bamboo sprouts look like and I can pull out the new stragglers before they take over the yard again.

I also recognize that old “you are broken on the inside” lie.

Eventually.

I’ve been working on a lot of goals over the last few months and learning brand new skills as I market my book and get more requests to speak. That’s exciting and exhilarating, but somewhere along the line I started thinking of myself as an incomplete project.

As the list of things I needed to do, learn, and master grew, more of my attention shifted to the future. My perspective got off balance.

enough at birth

This morning’s meditation video snapped me back to center, back to the here and now.

We are not unfinished projects not yet worthy of approval.

We come into this world whole and complete and already worthy of love and acceptance.

As we grow and evolve, we continue to be constantly worthy of that love and acceptance.

At no point do we enter some limbo state that renders us not yet good enough.

We are already enough.

You are always enough.

I am completely enough, right now.

I can be a work in progress and a perfect work of art all at the same time.  Tweet: I can be a work in progress and a perfect work of art all at the same time. http://ctt.ec/RYB5z+

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  1. we were decorating aunt marcia’s christmas tree last sunday and cousin heather asked what our favorite christmas songs were. i blurted out “LITTLE DRUMMER BOY!” so fast. aunt chris sort of bristled as i think it is one of her least favorites. seems growing up on the poor side tainted her view. i couldn’t stop smiling when i replied that exact reason is why i love the song so very much…jesus loves me exactly the way i am, that i am enough to stand before him just the way i am. i am enough to make the baby jesus smile if only i show up. i am enough.
    :)

    i am now singing the little drummer boy in my head, in case you were wondering, pa rum pa pum pum…
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  2. daniel says:

    This reminds me of how Fred Rogers always signed off. “I like you just the way you are.” I still tear up thinking about him.
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  3. LOVE this! I used to think the same thing and it was such a daunting task to put myself back together. But when I realized I already have everything I need in order to makes a few changes, it was a relief and so encouraging!
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    • Britt Reints says:

      And you know what’s funny? I tell OTHER people all the time, “you have everything you need to be happy.” It’s so much easier to see others as complete sometimes.

  4. martymankins says:

    Great post. I constantly evaluate my state of mind and where I am at with myself and my projects. I think the broken parts are ones that we focus on and want to fix. But gaining focus is important to fix ourselves when we feel we are not meeting our goals.
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