Being an “over archiver” all my life — many times not in a good way — I started to wonder, when is enough, enough?
This quote from Sufi poet Rumi recently came to my attention:
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
I adapted it to read:
Your task is not to be enough, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
In this series, I explore the question of “being enough”. When do I feel enough? When don’t I feel enough? If I feel enough, is there nothing left to do? And “What are the barriers I have built against being enough?
I suspect that being enough is just a matter of perspective. Simple enough. But after many years of feeling like I have to do more in order to make up for my childhood sins there is an entrenched deep groove. Everyday my mind tends to automatically go to “What’s the next step?”, “How can I make it better?”, and “How can I do more?” Again, not always a good thing.
The creative process for Enough is set up to keep myself aware of these questions and the patterns of behavior that result. My hope that by creating enough, I will be enough. Enough said.