You should be this. You should be that.
Why didn’t you do this?
You shouldn’t have done that…..
Why aren’t you more ___________?
On and on and one. Guilt, guilt, guilt and more guilt.
Whether or not someone actually says these words to us, or if they are just in our own brains, they are REAL. We all hear them, we all start to believe them, and we all react to these guilt-filled words.
Some of us react by over compensating. Some of us react by running. Some of us react by trying to fight against the guilt with everything in our being. However we “act out” against the guilt that can come into our lives, what we need to all see clearly is that guilt is not freedom.
The sad part is that before we know it, we can easily be consumed with feelings of guilt and it can start to ruin our lives. These feelings can cause us to feel that we are not good enough.
Guilt will never get us to where we need to be. Guilt tends to only bring us down. Let’s try something new.
Believe it, say it, and feel it:
I AM ENOUGH. What I do is enough. I AM ENOUGH!!!
When we start to live in the freedom and grace of those words, we can really start to live. We can flourish in our personalities and be comfortable in our own skin. Living in a place of freedom will allow us to be the best version of ourselves, so as we can be the best for others.
So, change what you hear, and change what you start to believe. It will will not only make a difference in the moment, it will change your life!! YOU ARE ENOUGH!