Am I enough?

If I look back on my life, the most judgmental person I know and the person who has had the most influence on my abilities or potential in life,  or who tells me everyday who I am or who I could become is “me!”

Why do I seek approval?” “Am I enough?” “Can I manifest my dreams?” “Who am I?”  Even though I believed I had to ask other people these questions, I now know, that I am the only one who can answer them.

Oscar Wilde said “In this world there are only two tragedies.  One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”  If I don’t feel good enough, nothing I will receive can change this belief and nothing that anyone says will make me feel good enough.

When I allow myself to be vulnerable and step into the unknown, or do the things that I  never thought were possible, (Like writing a book and now I am in the top 10!!) it was then I started to change my beliefs and understand who I can become.  It was then I started to live authentically.

Feeling inadequate can keep us trapped in fear and so I learned to face my fears, one step at a time.  Each time I do, I begin to grow in self-confidence and open myself up to the many possibilities and vastness of life!

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35 thoughts on “Am I enough?

  1. Lovely words, Karen, and there can be a sense of freedom in acknowledging a certain kind of vulnerability about ourselves, I think. Without it, we become brittle, and unnaturally poised as if in a defensive psychological stance in relation to the world.

  2. At least a few times a week I push myself to do something I am not inclined to do. It can be as simple as going to a movie rqth than staying home with a book (the book waits for me) and once, amazingly, I went hang gliding.
    Out of that comfort zone!

  3. Such an interesting post, Karen, and so, so true. We are our own worst enemies, there’s no two ways about it. My husband frequently asks me if I know the only thing that’s holding me back, and of course, it’s ME!! (Congrats on your book!!)

  4. You are so right, Karen! And you demonstrated it by writing this beautiful book. I am reading it right now and I believe it will help many people to work through grief.

  5. It is HUGE that you wrote and published a book! You touch a lot of people’s lives and as more people read the book, it is limitless how many will be touched. You rock!

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