16 Mar I am Enough : Steps toward self-kindness
First let me say that I am so blown away at the response the I Am EnoughCollaborative is getting. Thank you all so much for commenting, emailing, tweeting and helping to spread to word. Your encouragement and enthusiasm is what is going to make this amazing!
I promised to share more about the project, what to expect and how to get involved. First, I plan on updating at least once a week on Tuesdays. There may be an opportunity to share more than that, but for now, I’m starting at a manageable pace. Maintaining feasible expectations for myself (aka respecting my own limits) is one of my recent acts of self-kindness. The stories I will be sharing here won’t only be my own. The weekly calendar is already filling up with some amazing women who are going to be sharing thier own experiences, struggles, insights and images that come from the I Am Enough catalyst. Women like Katherine Center, Amie Adams, Myriam Joseph, Amy Turn Sharp, Brene Brown, Jen Gray and the list that goes on and on.
This is a collaborative after all, and I do believe that by hearing the stories of the women among us we will be inspired to be kinder to ourselves as we claim the truth that We Are Enough. The collective energy we all share is a really big deal and with it we can make really big things happen. First on the list, loving ourselves into wholeness(a phrase borrowed from the ever inspiring Sarah Ban Breathnach).
It’s no wonder that in my daily routine of reading Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book Simple Abundance that the last few days have focused on exactly that. She offers the kinds of strategies and tools to help us along this path, while we’re on this quest. What I got as I read the comments on last weeks post was that we desperately want to embrace the truth that We Are Enough but can often feel so far removed from it, we need a bridge to connect us. It is my intention to offer a number of planks to help us build that bridge.
So, “Today, you need to be there for yourself.”
“…we recover our authentic selves one kind gesture at a time.” (from March 14th in Simple Abundance)
As you muse on what YOU would like to share here (yes YOU!), excavate or create images for the new I Am Enough Flickr Pool, become a fan on our new Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, you are affirming that you want to embrace the truth that You Are Enough. I applaud you brave sisters and am so glad you’re here. Being here is just the gesture of self- kindness you’re heart needs today. That and maybe a Hersheys Kiss. Or two.