You are Enough

I’ve been in a position of being (or rather feeling) ignored lately. ⠀Not by all people but there have been messages sent with no response, posts in groups that have gone unnoticed, posts of my own that haven’t been either. ⠀ ⠀ And I’ve noticed the old pattern of “I’m not good enough.” popping up every time. ⠀ ⠀ I’m the past this could have sent me down a spiral of shame, blame and eventually (possibly) further down into a hole of depression and isolation. ⠀ ⠀ This time what I’m doing instead is noticing the thought, feeling the feeling, accepting there’s a part of me still needing, still wanting approval and love from outside of myself AND laughing at myself! ⠀ Not in a mean way.⠀ Not in a nasty, bullying way. ⠀ Not in a snide, contemptuous way. ⠀ Rather in a light way.⠀ In an amused way.⠀ In a, “I’ve got your back, you silly girl.” way. ⠀ “My old enemy....self-doubt.” (said in Kung Fu Panda’s voice)⠀ ⠀ And I’ve been reminding myself that I am enough, and I am enough exactly as I am. ⠀ I don’t need to be quieter. I don’t need to be louder. I don’t need to look a certain way. I don’t need to act a certain way. I don’t need to do more of anything. And I don’t need to be less of anything. I am enough exactly as I am, right now, flaws and all. ⠀ ⠀ #theworldneedsyou ⠀