One of my favorite questions to ask people is: “How much is enough?” What is enough to make you feel completely safe, content and free to fully live your life without limitation?
Invariably when I ask this question people will throw out some randomly high number without really giving it much thought. Or, sometimes people just freeze and say, “Gee, I don’t know…I’ve never really thought about it.”
But few people actually have much of a knowing of how much enough is, which leads me to wonder: If we don’t know how much is enough…what it looks or feels like, then how can we possibly begin to create it or recognize it when it arrives?
Co-author of the wonderful book “Your Money or Your Life“, Vicki Robin wrote this “Pledge” that I thought I’d share with you to maybe inspire you to think about what “enough” is for you.
“I pledge to discover how much is enough for me
be truly fulfilled, and to consume only that.
I also pledge to be part of the discovery
of how much would be enough for everyone
not only to survive but to thrive, and
to find ways for them to have access to that.
Through this commitment to restraint
and justice, I am healing my life
and I am part of the healing of the world.”
Now…just imagine the kind of world we could create if everyone just had enough and could be satisfied and fulfilled with simply that. No too much, not too little…but just enough.
What does the concept of “enough” look like for you?
And would you be willing to accept less in order for everyone to have enough?
I am curious about these questions….so please send me your responses!
Peace & Blessings!