Does “I AM ENOUGH” sounds narcissistic? It could as my publishers initially thought it to be an egotistical one but later understood and commended the underlying statement of confidence and self-esteem much required for the women especially in India.
“Oh! I am not good enough.”
All of us human being have this inherent tendency to not feel good enough especially when it comes to moms. Being a mother and undergoing physical, emotional changes dip down the confidence of a woman in the external world. The challenge to meet up to the bars set outside seems daunting weighing the responsibilities multiplied at home with the child. And these internal dialogues haunt us like a recording tape in the head.“I don’t look as good as before, I am no more desirable. I am not financially independent. Due to motherhood, I had to sacrifice my career/dreams/aspirations and now I am not that good enough to compete. I am not good enough to begin anything and the list is unending”
From my own journey of motherhood, the amount I have raised myself along with raising my kids is significant as compared to my early years. I have never felt this confident earlier. This very motherhood is the main impetus behind this rock solid attitude and my faith in my power. I am reborn with my twin daughters.From writing code to writing poems have been a journey of covering a pole from another. With no linguistic background and lineage to becoming an author of 3 books and getting others published, all of this in a span of four years is personally magical for me. But the magic didn’t happen overnight. My inner world and my attitude undergone a 360’’ change to come to this point. From being a shy girl to being the founder of ShetheShakti, struggle and strife were overwhelming.
The intention of sharing my journey is to enthuse this confidence in all of you. It is a way to fill that confidence in my fellow women, an affirmation to realize their power within. That power, that substance which is beyond pink, beyond the struggle of seeming beautiful to others. We as women need to rise and shine beyond being beautiful, we need to be powerful, fearless and claim our place under the sun.
The power in the mantra and actually believing in that “I am enough” is path-breaking.
Few thoughts I like to recite to pep up my confidence quotient and it has worked well:-
How to manifest the feeling of being “I am enough”?
To believe and recite the following:-
I am enough to love and be loved back equally or more.
I am enough to overcome any problem and win it over.
I am no less than anyone and am enough as is.
I am at this age enough to make a new beginning.
Everybody is uniquely talented and uniquely beautiful and I am enough.
My special one, being little short heightened
I am not that short and am tall enough.
I am enough as we all are enough, as is, always.
And then I thank God to make me like this what I am today with a smile.
And yes, it’s not a shout out against men that “ I AM ENOUGH”. It applies to anyone regardless of the gender, no stereotypes.
Today, I could pour my heart out with my fellow GurgaonMoms as I completely trust you for being part of this amazing community from past 4 years. Though I felt a little vulnerable to share my thoughts at the risk of sounding a bit narcissistic or preachy I have come to realize that there is a lot of power in your vulnerability and when the intention is to empower someone then nothing could stop it to reach out to another heart. And this is to make us all good enough as we all are enough, as is, always. Would love to hear from you.
Will share more until next time. Thank you.
I have read soulful symphony and I am enough… post that I have discovered few changes and never thought that people like me who are stubborn since birth can execute such changes and adaptive too. Thanku so much for setting inspirational goals for our generation and capturing future kids as well.. whenever I look back ( 3 years ago) just married types thought marriage is so tough but whenever I got the opportunity to speak to u and discuss my concerns,, u would have to believe me I get that positive energy to deal with all of them and They are sorted …. phir lagta hai Sab kuch Shakti hi hai jo Sab kuch Karti bhi or karati bhi… can't thankuuu enough for being there in my life alwaysssssss …. keep up the good work love u loads
Thank you so much Anshu for your resonance and making my writing worth. Love you too.
The best description of the taste of sugar, can only be narrated by the person who has tasted it. The one who had the courage and later went emotional about it. When the person feels that there is something great about the taste and I must share my experience to the world.
Such was the message from you, the one who threw herself into the laboratory of hard-work and endurance and came out as a shining gem, for others to hear the tale of courage and your transformation. I loved the article and hope that it reaches to everyone, but only those who wish to achieve the dream without any excuse.
Thank you so much for your motivating thoughts Naveen, really value it.
Straight-from-the-heart! More power to you….looking forward ro read more.
Thanks Mahima, your energy is quite infectious and has led to my expressive self.
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