Look, this is just to say that all day today you will be assaulted with the message “you are not enough.”
Some of these messages will come from within your own brain like you aren’t a good enough parent or student or you are not fit enough or your bank account isn’t big enough.
Other messages will come from the outside world: your car is not nice or new enough, your whites are not white enough, your lawn is not green enough.
Modern life needs the message of not enough like an engine needs gasoline. That message keeps us clicking and buying. It keeps the factories running, refineries refining, banks banking, buyers buying and counselors counseling.
Everything that happens in our modern life happens because someone wants you to believe that You are Not Enough or because for whatever reason your brain is telling you that You are Not Enough.
It’s a shitty way to live and makes us miserable — the constant cycle of clicking and buying and yearning. It is also a difficult message to escape.
But there is one a super-easy way to drown out the message that You are Not Enough: go for a walk in the woods.
Fifteen, twenty minutes tops. You don’t even need to buy any special gear. Whatever you have is enough. Just go out for a walk in the woods. Notice things.
The woods resonate with the message of enough. Everything in nature is enough just as it is. The time you spend there teaches you that a tree grows or a river flows simply by acting according to their true nature.
No river ever asked Am I doing a good job, you know, uh, flowing?
Our true nature is always there. It is enough. But it is so difficult to hear it among the din when we forget to spend time in the woods.