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This I Believe

My brilliant assistant, recognizing that I was approaching a busy time, suggested I share a few blog posts from years ago. She was looking out for me and reminding me that what I said then is still relevant now. Thank you, Elle.

I wrote this piece in 2009, before the formation of AAIT. It’s interesting that the consciousness I reference then, is fundamental to one of the principles of  AAIT, The true self is not encumbered by the limitations of a narrative. The true self is a being.

I’m a big fan of NPR.  I especially love their segment, “This I Believe.”  There are lots of things that I believe.  I think perhaps the dominant belief is that there is a current of Consciousness that makes up the very essence of our being flowing through each of us.  I believe this current of Consciousness both informs our lives and is available to us as a resource.

I’ve been thinking about how leaning into the awareness of that consciousness with an attitude of “enough” feels like a deeper opening of faith.  Within the experience of LIFE, there is enough.  I am enough as I am.  That “enough” is beginning to feel like a seed . . . enough to grow an entire tree.  I’m not even sure what kind of tree is within the “enough” seed, but it’s somehow comforting and peace-filled to know that the tree is already fully grown within.

These days I’m exploring leaning so totally into “enough” that there is no striving….no striving for liberation, no striving for self-realization, no striving for peace, no striving for success…just leaning into knowing that “enough.”   Perhaps “enough” is the essence of true faith.

What does it mean to you that you are enough, that LIFE is enough?  I’m curious, does contemplating “enough” nourish your soul or reveal the bits that feel broken, not whole?