What More Do We Need?
First written towards the end of 2015, this is a deeply reflective conversation. Although we are only at the mid-year point, there is so much to consider. With all the happenings in the news and around the world, the quiet question about enough comes sauntering through my mind.
“What do you wish there was more of in the world?”
Obviously, this is not a new question for me and something tells me neither is it for you. Three years ago, my readers and I participated in a 30-day Breaking Loose Challenge ©. It was a way to move us out of any situation or thought that had us bound. This post and its predecessor, are re-drafts of the one published back then. I had missed posting the day before. Why? Time ran out and I was unable to complete everything that was on my agenda.
A Question Of Enough
Although we often say it is not, there really is enough time, in my opinion. That was a fallacy in my thinking. 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 is therefore, “Nothing.” As I am re-drafting this post for the second time, let me add, no more stuff is needed. We may want more but most of us have enough.
What about intangibles then – what intangibles do need more of? Peace? Tolerance?
Watching the news you realise that we definitely do not have enough of either. Seeing the fighting between countries, cultures and people of different religious beliefs, it is understandable if you think we need more. And I would agree with you. Few are the people and they would be the ones profiting from the wars, that would not want peace and tolerance in our world.
Yet, is it not subjective to see our world as inadequately supplied? Would it not depend on your perspective? Where you live, who you meet and your experiences in any given moment have an impact on this. What about on a personal level? Do you feel there is something lacking about yourself because you don’t have everything?
More Versus Enough
Enough can only be enough to those who believe it’s enough. ― Auliq Ice
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 is already part of creation. Enough is actually evolving even amid our misuse of what already is.
Honestly, I have no pat answer to the question. Why? My “world,” has Enough – money, peace and more than anything else – Love. How do you feel about yours?
Whenever you open a newspaper or turn on your television what do you most often notice and align yourself to? Is it 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 it as the latter. That way, we need not rob, maim, envy, hate or make war against each other for racial, cultural, religious or any other reasons. I wish for more appreciation, respect and regard for what we already have. Is that wishful thinking, the stuff of Pollyanna minds? Well, it is mine.
You Are More Than
As to whether you are deficient, you are not! Never allow others to put that belief in your mind. Most certainly there are things about each of us that can be adjusted. However, that is for you to decide and not something to be dictated to you. The rise of bullying in our world is partly because of this. There are those who for whatever reason feel that they have a right to tell others that they are lacking. On the flip side, there are the ones who compensate for their own feelings of lack by pushing others around.
What if we could just accept who we are and what we have as we strive towards our inner desires?
Give Us This Day
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… 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.
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