Enough: Is There In Your World?

What More Do We Need?

We are fast approaching the end of 2015 with today being the last Sunday in September. In a few days, we will be in the last quarter of a very interesting year. Reflecting on all the happenings in the news and around me, there is a quiet question about “enough” sauntering through my mind:

“What do you wish there was more of in the world?”

This is not a new question for me and something tells me it might not be for you either. Last year, my readers and I participated in a 30-day Breaking Loose Challenge © that was designed to help move us out of any situation or thought that had us bound in an unproductive way. This post is actually a re-draft, recycling if you will, of the one published on Day 21 of the Challenge. I had missed posting one the day before that. Why? Time in my day  ran out to complete everything that was on my agenda:

My hours in the office were much longer than usual and there was simply not enough time in my day to sit and write one. Maybe that could be my wish – more time in the world?

A Question of Enough

No, there is enough time, in my opinion. That was a fallacy in my thinking in that moment. It is a matter of managing what is on your plate, clearing some and simply not putting others on it. So, my response to this question of what more is needed in our world was, “Nothing.”

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Look around you…

Maybe when I was numerically younger, immature and did not yet have my particular life experiences, my response would have been that I wish there was more money to go around. Living in near poverty, it was very hard to convince me that there was enough money in our household. It was my view back then that money solved every problem we could imagine. The fallacy in this thought has been proven to me in my life but more so as I see that, like most of us, “people with money” lives can be as messed up or more as mine or yours.

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What about intangibles then – what intangibles do we not have enough of? Peace? Tolerance?

As we watch the news and see the wars and fighting between countries, between cultures and between people of different religious beliefs, as examples, it is understandable if you think we need more. And I would agree with you. These are all great things! Yet, is it not subjective to think that there is not enough in our world? Would it not be dependent on your perspective, where you live, who you meet and your experiences in any given moment to feel that we do not have enough?

Enough can only be enough to those who believe it’s enough. ― Auliq Ice

More Versus Enough

It seems that the key to answering the question is to appreciate that wanting more does not necessarily equate to that there is not enough in the world already. In my belief system, the world has enough of the tangible and intangible. The challenge is how we share, distribute and use the enough that was already part of creation and is actually evolving even amid our misuse.

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There is enough in The Universe

Honestly, I have no pat answer for this question. Why? My “world,” the one that I choose to focus on, has Enough – money, peace and more than anything else – Love. Does yours? When you open a newspaper or turn on your television what do you most often notice and align yourself to – the thought that we do not have enough or that we need to find ways to share more?

I guess my hope would be that “more” of us would see our world as enough – so need to rob, maim, envy, hate or war against each other for racial, cultural, religious or any other reasons. I wish for more appreciation, respect and regard for the enough that Source has already provided? Is that wishful thinking,  the stuff of Pollyanna minds? Well, it is mine.

Asking Too Much

Here is a beautiful quote that sums this up for me:

Praying, we usually ask too much. I know I do. Sometimes we even demand. I think I am learning to ask enough for the moment–not for the whole year, utterly veiled in mystery; not even for the week, the month ahead; but just for today. Jesus said it all when He told us to pray: ‘Give us this day our daily bread.’

That bread is not only material, it is spiritual; in asking for it, we ask for a sufficiency of strength, courage, hope and light. Enough courage for the step ahead–not for the further miles. Enough strength for the immediate task or ordeal. Enough material gain to enable us to meet our daily obligations. Enough light to see the path–right before our feet. ― Faith Baldwin, Many Windows, Seasons of the Heart

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Have a wonderful Sunday.

Namaste

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24 thoughts on “Enough: Is There In Your World?

  1. […] There was a beauty, simplicity and wonderment to my childhood and Gibraltar. It was one more about dreams and imagination than of material expectations. Cable, TV and video games did not yet exist, so we visited and played in our “pretend world” that we created in our backyards or the not too busy streets. It seems we valued things more because there was not a lot but we DID have enough. In fact more than enough. […]

  2. I hope you had a wonderful Sunday. I celebrated birthdays with my family and had a great evening. That is what I need more of.

    1. Ms Claudette

      That is a wonderful “thing” to have – time with family and friends who you truly love and enjoy being with! Yes, I had a great weekend. Thanks for asking and for stopping by! 🙂

  3. I am into the practice of being always grateful for what I have not in the side of needful because I do realized that the more I need, the more I feel ungrateful and unhappy in life.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Interesting perspective that we all would do well bearing in mind. Thanks so much for your visit! 🙂

  4. […] the full article here and share with me whether you think you have enough in your […]

  5. It is true we want more of all things. It is so important I think to share.

    1. Ms Claudette

      And the thing is, the more you give is the more you receive! 🙂 Have an awesome day!

  6. Rosey

    I have so so so much going on right now. I’ve virtually lost everything, including my car in a divorce situation that I didn’t even know was coming. It’s bad and then it got worse with an emergency medical surgery that went great but is keeping me from walking much. So from bad to ugly. BUT in my hospital room my roommate was dying from kidney failure. It put a lot into perspective for me. And she didn’t have anyone come visit her while she was there…and on her release day someone came in cursing about the long walk he had to take to come get her, and the long walk they’d have home. I think they stole the wheelchair to get her home. That lady is in my prayers. A lot. No matter what is going on, someone’s always got it worse, so I work on being grateful for my blessings and I work on being a blessing to others when I know I can!

    1. Ms Claudette

      OMG Rosey! I did read about your emergency surgery but not one to pry I didn’t ask you what that was about. I am glad to hear that the doctors were able to get you the relief that you needed medically. Now to your emotional needs and support. Do you have anyone who can be there with you? I do hope so. Divorce can be a most devastating experience and my prayer is that you will get to the other side of it ready to take on the changes you will have ahead as you adjust to single life. Know that I am here should you every need to talk with someone who is completely unbiased and who has been there – many times. Namaste 🙂 Send me an email if you need to daughtersofsheba@gmail.com

  7. Does stress ( intangible ) count?
    This is such a beautiful post. I have always been taught to live within my means & I guess that goes with having a grateful attitude. Sure, it sometimes sucks that we are not all created equal but there are situations in our lives that make us reflect and see that there are a lot of things to be grateful for.

    I am guilty of sometimes wanting more but I make a conscious effort to be contented with what’s on my plate especially when I see the stuff on the news, terrible & sad things that happen in various parts of the world. Seeing those, the mere fact that I am alive and safe make me really thankful.

    1. Ms Claudette

      We are all “guilty” at some point in time and my reminder to myself when that guilty feeling set in is that that will not improve the situation. Why not appreciate what I have more instead, so I consciously look around, open my fridge and pantry, look at my clothing and say “thank you, thank you, thank you.” Often I am moved to tears and that leaves me feeling cleansed of the guilty and overcome with appreciation. Thanks for stopping by! Namaste 🙂

  8. Insightful post. It is difficult to teach the upcoming generations what enough is and where more in needed. We spend so much time running around trying to get from one event to another it can be difficult to appreciate what we have. Good reminders.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you and yes, the upcoming generation would be well suited to be taught this but sadly many of us “older” folk don’t know it. 🙁

  9. Elizabeth O.

    I would ask for more understanding in the the world. Aside from time, lol. But as an individual, all I really need to look at is what I have now and I just have to learn how to appreciate it.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, we all are challenged by nearsightedness, not looking and appreciating what we already have. Do enjoy the week! 🙂

  10. dltolley

    I try to concentrate on being thankful, not needful. Sometimes, I make progress. And sometimes, I need to concentrate harder! 🙂

    1. Ms Claudette

      I like that – “thankful not needful,” as we all get into that space sometimes that as we are thanking we are listing what else we need! LOL As always Diane, thank you for visiting. Namaste 🙂

  11. A well written and beautiful post. I can tell you have a lot of gratitude for what you have. Yes we have “enough” yet human nature is to want MORE. In some ways your article made me think of communal living – not the cult like thing, but where a group of people work together to be sure all have what they need in life. Reminds me of how some indigenous tribes live. Yet some call them primitive. If the world could go back to those ways, or live more like these tribes, the world would be a better place. Sorry if my comment lacks sense, Im really tried.

    1. Ms Claudette

      On the contrary, your comment makes a whole heap of sense! I tend to be a loner but I absolutely get what you mean about the communal living. If we could at least start by appreciating what we have instead of measuring it against others – that would be a great start! Namaste. 🙂

  12. I love the quote. This is so true. We usually ask for so much when we pray and yes, sometimes we even demand. I am guilty of this. I should start teaching myself to just pray for enough for the moment.

    1. Ms Claudette

      We all ought to! I am glad that it resonated with you! 🙂

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