“…nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little” – Epicurus
I often have the conversation with my children about the most important question in life.
“what is enough?”
If we could live with the wisdom to determine what is enough, and if the world were organised by the principle that everyone should have enough, it could be a totally different reality, couldn’t it?
Enough light, enough oxygen, enough beauty, enough energy, enough meaning.
But then we worry that when everybody has enough that we will stop trying.
Ryan Holiday, in his book “stillness is the key” states:
‘you will never feel okay by way of external accomplishments. Enough comes from the inside. It comes from stepping off the train. From seeing what you already have, what you’ve always had.’
The worry is that the experience of enough will make us complacent to not challenge ourselves or grow or even suffer – but it often is the opposite. You can be healthy, content and still be successful. Just see what you already have – and obviously there is the real experience of not having enough – we do need to acknowledge that!
Maybe ask your team to name one experience of enough today or maybe tell them where in the business there is enough and celebrate that.
We definitely have ample reminders every day where there isn’t enough, right?
Therefore take a moment today and reflect on the following questions:
- Where do you experience enough in your relationship?
- Where do you experience enough in your surroundings today?
- How can you live with an attitude to find the enough of everyday?
So how can you respond to this?
Make one decision today – what would one step look like to influence the experience of “enough” around you? One small practical step…
Enough will give us more clarity, insight, truth and presence.
May you have enough today!