I am enough: three little words that have great power. But how can you believe it when you coulda, woulda, shoulda? In the end, that’s up to you. But here are nine ways of believing I am enough to get you started.
First, it helps to recognize we all have our own way of defining “enough.” The Enneagram helped me identify my own specific way of feeling like I wasn’t enough, and to notice how my way is both similar and different than other people’s version of not enough.
I’ve had “i am enough” necklaces in my Etsy shop for maybe eight years (?) now. It remains one of my favorite affirmations because it is true on so many levels. Below are nine ways of believing I am enough, based on the Enneagram triads.
I am enough for Enneagram Heart Types (2 3 4)
2: People will always need more than I can possibly give – yet I am enough.
3: Win or lose, profit or loss, happy or sad – my circumstances do not define me. I am enough.
4: Emotions can feel overwhelming at times, yet I’m not “too sensitive” or “too dramatic” – I am enough.
I am enough for Enneagram Head Types (5 6 7)
5: There will always be more to learn- yet I am capable now. I am enough.
6: I see all the ways things could go wrong, yet trust I’ll handle whatever comes. I am enough.
7: I’m not missing out. I’m happy and I am enough, right here and now.
I am enough for Enneagram Body Types (8 9 1)
8: There’s nothing to defend against. I am enough as I am.
9: I can see everyone’s point of view and still maintain my own sense of self. I am enough.
1: The world’s not perfect, I’m not perfect, perfection is impossible – and yet, I am enough.
Is I am enough not your style?
I get it. Maybe it is just my Eight wing talking, but some days I feel the need for something with a little more punch. That’s why I have my FYeahJewelry Etsy shop – to house messages like these:
The message is the same. I am enough, you are enough, we are all enough. So let’s be kind to each other. It feels a lot better than the alternatives.