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.
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.
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.