22 Jul I am Enough – an invitation
August marks a year since this began for me; the declaration that I am Enough. Since then everything has changed. Everything. People ask me what I mean and it’s hard to describe. I think it’s something that although can be share, is still very very personal and very unique to each person and the path they travel.
I cannot tell you what will happen in your own life when you examine your self-worth, when you begin to till that rich soil of self-kindness. I only know that it will the start of something amazing. That is my intention with all of this really; to provide a fertile ground for planting the seeds of self-acceptance and love.
Today is the day that you are officially invited to share your own story of enoughness. No matter where you are in the process, I invite you to share it with us here at the collaborative. We are all in this together, supporting one another, cheering each other so why not? If only good will come of it, then there’s no real risk, is there?
If you would like to share something here on the Collaborative, please let me know. The calendar is waiting for your name to be written on it. So what do you say? How about starting with I am Enough?
If you would like to share, please send an email to .
imenePosted at 20:58h, 22 July
Taking my first steps but I would love to share my journey
AnnGeeDeePosted at 01:12h, 23 July
Added to the flickr gallery today after my Picture Summer prompt of feeling a song in a photograph. This one actually came in reverse, I’ve been seeing this picture every time I hear the song on my ipod playlist. http://www.flickr.com/photos/40070449@N08/4819619428/
jacquelinePosted at 01:49h, 23 July
Dearest Tracy, this is soo wonderful!! You are truely very inspiring and i would love love to be a part in this! I think i could hear my "fear" crippling in on me with thoughts like "maybe im just not good enough to write here"…ick!! Need to fight this fear and hopefully i am able to practise my courage and send you an email. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!
DebPosted at 19:34h, 23 July
Sent you an email with a photo. Very inspired by your blog.
sperlygirlPosted at 19:10h, 25 July
i love this…am not sure exactly where i am in my journey – i waffle back and forth a bit. would love to share my thoughts at some point. thank you for putting this out there. i think it touches many of us in various ways. 🙂
mindyPosted at 18:23h, 26 July
oh my gosh. i would so love to share, but don’t know if i’m there yet…. although maybe we are never totally there.
i really do believe this is an every day journey. this is something that i have to tell myself every day. and twice on bad days.
i am enough.
moseyPosted at 06:07h, 29 July
I was just discussing with a friend recently that feeling, that I’ve never quite shed, that someone is going to find me out soon. That I’m just faking it, or that I really don’t know what I’m doing! I know I’m not alone in this feeling, and although this isn’t a scientific finding, I would be surprised if this wasn’t almost a purely woman-related idiosyncrasy. How amazing to find this here, Tracey. I’m looking forward to perusing the rest of the entries….
itavdmPosted at 03:35h, 30 July
I offer equal parts hope that everyone starts on this journey, and sadness that more didn’t take this journey at an age earlier than they remember. I fall into that category. Yes, I have my-butt-is-huge or I-said-what-? days, but in general I am very satisfied with my person, both physically & emotionally. I always have been. I clearly need to thank my awesome mother for a gift I didn’t know I was receiving, except I still have no idea what she did to accomplish it (my sister is exactly the same way). And, for those not yet on this path, this may sound like bragging. I sat and thought long and hard before posting. And here’s my response, it’s not bragging, I want all of you to reach the point where it doesn’t feel extraordinary to love yourself. It’s natural. You were trained to ignore those natural feelings. And I’m so thrilled that you are fighting to get back what is rightfully yours. Please continue to move down this path, it is worthwhile. You are worth it. Maybe in a generation we won’t have to remind people of that because they’ll grow up knowing it. Much love.
laura hPosted at 06:46h, 03 August
a little late to the conversation but so glad to have stumbled upon it. this has been such a huge phrase in my life recently and i felt my nose stinging at the image opening this post. how beautiful. i am enough. i am enough exactly as i am. i am beautiful, kind, gentle, and loving. i am enough. these thoughts run through my head throughout my day, starting with morning meditation and ending with my nightly thanks. for so many years i held onto the ideas that i was never enough and never would be enough. i allowed myself to not only hear these things but to bring them so far into my gut so as to believe them. i thought this was my reality. i thought this was my gut speaking. and it wasn’t. it never was. there was a little voice inside me that said "you are enough" all along. that little voice was there and that, i believe, is why it so pained me to hear (and believe) i was not enough. the truth is, i am enough. i’ve begun to love myself and to treat myself with respect a little more every day. a little more every day i recognize the dignity of my life and the beauty that lies within me. i was so tired for so long; i’m not so tired anymore. it’s exhausting to not be enough. it’s peaceful and soothing and wonderful to just be. to just be enough. and guess what – i am enough.
SmithereensPosted at 16:12h, 03 August
Thanks for creating this project, and for opening it too. I find these posts so inspiring, that I would like to join too, perhaps in the fall. I planned quiet holidays this year to think about things. You just added a beautiful inspiration for my future musings. I’ll contact you when I’ll be back!