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.”
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.
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.
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,
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Have a wonderful Sunday.