Is Being Enough, Enough?

by | Nov 20, 2017 | Blog | 4 comments

On the brink of change, of conflict, of transition, or of loss? Perhaps you are less on the brink, and more caught up in the irresistable flow of life’s medley of challenges – and you feeling thrust into a future you aren’t quite ready for?

You aren’t ready to let go? You aren’t ready to enter the next bit that’s looming around the corner? That’s okay. You aren’t expected to be anything but what you need for right now. Now matters most. You can’t be equipped for the past, and you aren’t ready yet for the future. But you are here, right now.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Be. Keep being. You are the only you that will ever grace this messy, wonderful world. And we need you. So be. And breathe. Breathe out all the ‘should’s and the ‘try harder’s.

What do you need right now? Who do you need to be right now? Moment by moment our lives play out their journeys, and we wouldn’t want to miss anything.

It is enough to be enough right now. Fill up your life right now with the force of your own presence. Breathe deep and breathe big. You are enough for this moment. And then you’ll be enough for the next moment. And so we will move through our lives… gloriously, bafflingly Enough.

 

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Antje Geiss

    Thank you for this meditation, Rachel. Exactly what I needed at this moment.

    Reply
    • Dr. Rachel Cason

      I’m so glad… thank you for reading!

      Reply
  2. Dan

    Thank you for that perspective, Dr. Rachel.

    Christy Lane spoke similarly:

    One day at a time, sweet Jesus

    I’m only human, I’m just a woman
    Help me believe in what I could be and all that I am
    Show me the stairway I have to climb
    Lord, for my sake teach me to take one day at a time

    One day at a time, sweet Jesus
    That’s all I’m asking from You
    Just give me the strength to do everyday
    What I have to do

    Yesterday’s gone, sweet Jesus
    And tomorrow may never be mine
    Lord, help me today, show me the way
    One day at a time

    Do you remember when You walked among men?
    Well Jesus, You know, if You’re looking below, it’s worse now than then
    Cheating and stealing, violence and crime
    So for my sake, teach me to take one day at a time

    One day at a time, sweet Jesus
    That’s all I’m asking from You
    Just give me the strength to do everyday
    What I have to do

    Reply
    • Dr. Rachel Cason

      That’s a beautiful sentiment, thank you Dan.

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More from my blog

Third Culture Kids and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Third Culture Kids and Adverse Childhood Experiences

I knew it’d be hard to read Tanya Crossman and Lauren Wells’ recent research. I was right. As much as I eagerly read the methodologies and results of their work, “Caution and Hope: The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Globally Mobile Third Culture Kids”, I could feel a heart clench of pain for the many TCKs I work with who know the pain of adverse childhood experiences all too well.

read more
Third Culture Kids and Repatriating Well

Third Culture Kids and Repatriating Well

A client shared with me recently how they had been looking for accounts of Third Culture Kids repatriating, and how little they had found to very little to inform them. This challenged me in more ways than one – first to consider why the narrative of TCK repatriation...

read more
The Third Culture Kid drive to “be good”

The Third Culture Kid drive to “be good”

I’m currently sat at my desk in a mild slumpy grumpy space. It’s because I’ve eaten too much sugar, and drunk too much coffee and now I feel I need a good long lie down. I want to hide from myself, because I’m cross that I over-indulged. However, given that I’m me, I’m feeling curious as well as grumpy – why did I do it? Why did I eat and drink more than was good for me? Now I’m getting all philosophical and asking the BIG question – why do we do what we don’t want to do, and why don’t we do what we want?

read more