You are Enough Just as You Are!

The journey isn’t so much about becoming anything.  It’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place. 

At the very beginning of your existence you had knowing, excitement, and passion for life and what was to be but shortly after you slowly began to forget it.  You began to follow and be confined by what was passed down to you by generations before you, by society and community, and the rules and boundaries that were set with each one. 

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about
Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’
doesn’t make any sense.

~ Rumi

Rules and boundaries

So why follow these rules and boundaries? To feel loved, accepted, and safe.

But what if you changed your perspective.  Instead of seeking outside to receive that love, acceptance, and safety, you went inside to feel loved, accepted, and safe.

Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript of a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that.

~ Rumi

So, for today forget the stories, plays, dramas, and costumes that go along with your roles as a mom, dad, wife, husband, child, friend, teacher, doctor, lawyer, etc.  And let go of the definitions, rules, and behaviors of how each role should be played. Then bring your attention to your body, this magnificent machine that houses your soul and works nonstop every day.

I am not this hair,
I am not this skin,
I am the soul that lives within.

~ Rumi

Take some time to send love and be grateful for each body part and organ, and sit in magnificent awe of their function. Then give yourself a big hug and love yourself for your journey so far.  Accept that each scratch and wound was necessary for your journey to be who you are at this moment and was given to you with love. And that even in your darkest times you were still safe, supported, and guided with love and by love.

How does a part of the world leave the world?
How does wetness leave water? Don’t try to
put out fire by throwing on more fire! Don\’t
wash a wound with blood. No matter how fast
you run, your shadow keeps up. Sometimes it\’s
in front! Only full overhead sun diminishes
your shadow. But that shadow has been serving
you. What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is
your candle. Your boundaries are your quest.
I could explain this, but it will break the
glass cover on your heart, and there\’s no
fixing that. You must have shadow and light
source both. Listen, and lay your head under
the tree of awe. When from that tree feathers
and wings sprout on you, be quieter than
a dove. Don\’t even open your mouth for even a coo.

~ Rumi

Light and shadow

Change your perspective to gratitude, compassion, and love for yourself, for your journey and all those who were a part of it. Be grateful and love not just the light but the shadow part of the journey.  Every season has served a purpose and the contrast was needed for a full experience and clarity. And from this place open your hands with love and gratitude, trust in yourself and in universe, knowing you have always been safe and supported. Allow life to flow, knowing what is yours will always be yours and will find a way to you and what is not will leave you.

Be open to explore and figure out what is your passion and what makes you happy.  And just because you chose a path it does not mean you are stuck with that path.  At any point you have a choice to do what you enjoy, and you are passionate about. 

But don’t be satisfied with stories,
How things have gone with others.
Unfold your own myth,
Without complicated explanation,
So everyone will understand the passage,
We have opened you

~ Rumi

You are whole and complete; you are enough just as you are.  Experience life, explore, enjoy your existence on this planet. And remember that at any age you can find what you are passionate about and what makes you happy. And when you find it, do it. Live your life with a perspective of gratitude, compassion and love for yourself and others. 

~ Atousa

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