Peace Day 7 enough
Sunday, December 08, 2019
Day 7... enough
Today marks the end of the first week, we’ve explored ideas of peace related to self, cultivating a “right relationship” with self. We’ve explored defining peace, letting go, our own relationship with food, a softening of the heart, believing in peace, and the impact of plastics to our own health. Tomorrow, we’ll embark on a new perspective, “others.”
But first, our last specific topic focused on “self,” what it means to have a life built on scarcity vs. sufficiency.
“We each have a choice in any setting to step back and let go of the mind-set of scarcity. Once we let go of scarcity, we discover the surprising truth of sufficiency. By sufficiency, I don’t mean a quantity of anything...
Sufficiency isn’t an amount at all. It is an experience, a context we generate, a declaration, a knowing that there is enough and that we are enough...
When we live in the context of sufficiency... we engage in life from a sense of our own wholeness rather than a desperate longing to be complete. ”
— Fr. Richard Rohr
Living a life of scarcity, in this context, that way of living that there’s a feeling of never enough, never “being” enough, accumulating more stuff to feel fulfilled, or that feeling of “that’s just how it is.” With this perspective, we breed discontent in our daily lives and perhaps foster an overwhelming sense of inadequacy.
This leads to feeling as if “I am not enough.”
This is not peace.
to a life of sufficiency… that world where you are enough. Where you don’t know everything, nor need to be the orchestrator of everyone’s life, knowing that what you do is enough. To do good… because it is what makes you whole, what completes you.
to be loved for who you are… and to love others for whom they are.
This is peace.
To be whole, complete…
To walk, to knit, to read, to breathe, to be… you are
Daily peace tip #7
make space for peace… for you, not because it will benefit someone else, because it will complete you.
You are enough…
I am enough…
Sit in a chair, feet firmly planted, hands on your lap, palms up to receive, or palms down to ground.
Breathe in slowly to the count of three, pause, exhale slowly to the count of three.
On the next 10 breaths, while breathing in, repeat in your mind “I-AM-ENOUGH,” do the same for the exhale