Does This Sound Familiar?

“For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is ‘I didn’t get enough sleep.’ The next one is ‘I don’t have enough time.’ Whether true or not, that thought of not enough occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it. We spend most of the hours and the days of our lives hearing, explaining, complaining, or worrying about what we don’t have enough of … before we even sit up in bed, before our feet touch the floor, we’re already inadequate, already behind, already losing, already lacking something. And by the time we go to bed at night, our minds are racing with a litany of what we didn’t get, or didn’t get done, that day. We go to sleep burdened by those thoughts and wake up to the reverie of lack … This internal condition of scarcity, this mind-set of scarcity, lives at the very heart of our jealousies, our greed, our prejudice, and our arguments with life…” – Lynne Twist

The above quote is from Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Brown is quoting pages 43-45 in Lynne Twist’s book The Soul of Money.

Does this feeling of not enough sound familiar?

This quote resonates with me deeply. I’ve been thinking a lot about “enough” and “worth” lately. You’ll probably see me talking more about it here on the blog.

Why do you think we don’t question or examine this belief mentioned above? Why do you think we accept it and focus on what we lack? When did good enough become not enough? And when will we be satisfied?


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