You are enough...
I have been doing some research into short meditations recently. I am planning to record some more of my own meditations, (listen to and download my existing meditations here). This is a great way to get ideas and think about what I like, what I’m not so keen on and what I think works well. The extra benefit is that I get to spend a bit more time relaxing and focusing for myself, with someone else leading the way. We all need outside support some of the time.
Some meditations use affirmations as a way to help boost positive thinking and encourage us to feel good about ourselves rather than focusing on the negatives, on things we don’t like or those aspects we aren’t happy with. Affirmations aren’t something I have used a lot myself but I know they work really well for some people. There’s no right or wrong way to meditate. It is much like exercise where different types will suit different bodies and the most important thing is to find something you enjoy and that works well for you and what you’re trying to achieve. Keep it fun too!
I’ve enjoyed trying something a bit different and I spotted an affirmation that popped up in two different meditations I listened to in the last couple of weeks. It is the very simple; “You are enough”. I really like the simplicity of it but despite only being three words it conveys a very powerful message and put me in mind of many conversations I have had with clients over the years that I have been working as a healer and therapist.
When we don't feel enough
Many people come to me feeling in some way unworthy, lacking or not good enough. I often think what I really do for them is to help them connect or re-connect with their inner strength, with their true selves. This can help them take the first steps in believing perhaps they may in fact be enough.
For better or worse we have all been shaped by our early experiences and the culture around us. It is impossible not to be effected by this. We have all had parents and caregivers who were themselves subject to more or less helpful experiences growing up. Of course there are people who deliberately do harm but on the whole the mistakes people make are well intentioned or come through their own inexperience, fear or insecurity. This means we don’t necessarily have to blame others for how they have treated us but we are entitled to feel angry, hurt, upset, let down and so on as a result. By allowing ourselves to know how we feel about things that have happened to us it gets easier to let go, to heal and to move on and create better relationships with ourselves and others. It also gets easier to begin to leave behind the false idea that we are inadequate and to start to live the truth that each of us are in fact ‘enough’.
Karen is very happy to arrange a short phone consultation or a complimentary 20-minute appointment at either of her offices, (The Therapy Centre in Salisbury, Wiltshire or The Old School House Therapies in Shaftesbury, Dorset), to tell you more about what she does and discuss how she may be able to help your particular circumstances.