Hello! Welcome to our website. If you are looking for a truly special gift, one that will be treasured for years to come, one that will be turned to for encouragement and inspiration, look no further. BeingEnough is a book that was written during a time the author felt lost and confused. The comfort he received from nature and the words and photographs he created speak to almost anyone who has ever felt adrift during life's inevitable ups and downs. Whether this gift is for a friend or loved one (or for yourself!), BeingEnough will be read time after time for reassurance during life's uncertainties.
In its normal, undisturbed state,
nature is always enough.
There is always enough sunlight.
There are always enough trees in the forest.
There are always enough mountains to shelter the valleys.
There is always enough natural food
for the animals and enough water in the streams.
And the eagle always flies high enough on wings that
are always strong enough.
And in all this glorious,
natural world, nothing more is required
for the mountains, forest, and
all that abide there, to be all God intended.
They are enough.
But as we, in the hurry and
struggle of our lives, put ever greater
distances between ourselves and
our true nature, we tend to forget
that we too are enough.
In our striving to prove
ourselves, to compete, to please,
to succeed, we lose touch with
our own adequacy and our natural wholeness.
Most often because we are
attempting to live a truth that is not ours,
to follow a path that is not natural for us.
We bend, stretch and reach beyond
our grasp to achieve, to perform.
But for whom?
And then, there are those
among us, men and women we encounter,
who are being enough. The writer who
finds the words without struggle.
The composer-musician for whom the
melody is everlasting. The teacher who
conveys the message with such
ease and thoroughness.
And we say of them,
"They were meant to do that;
it comes to them so naturally."
Yes. Because they are
living in the center of their truth.
And so can each of us live at
the epicenter of our truth.
First, by accepting what we are not.
We are not defined by the
measure of our material, professional
success and achievement;
we are bigger than that.
We are not forever obligated to
careers outside out truth; we are broader
than that. We are not required to wager
our personhood in an attempt to
please anyone; we are more
precious than that.
So listen in faith within to hear the
song that is uniquely you.
And remember as you do there are
enough trees, not one too many.
Whatever your gift, your task, it is
precisely what is needed.
Here? Yes, here. Now? Right now.
Listen to your song and move your life
to its tempo. That is the melody that only you can
sing and that all the world wants to hear.
Because you too are enough. Enough to
fill the universal space reserved especially for
your spirit. Accept it, own it and leave
the other tunes to someone else.
For like all the rest of nature,
as you are about being, being enough-
you will discover that nothing more
is required of you to be just as
perfect as God intended.
There is great freedom in that.
For you were born to that energy.
Your life, from the very first moment,
was tuned to that melody.
Your intuition knows every note.
Your spirit feels its compelling tempo.
Flow with it like the rushing stream.
Soar with it on eagle's wings.
Listen to your song and join the dance.
Live in the center of your truth
and find the bliss of always being enough.
Being Enough, Being Enough Vol I
The leaves in our lives
In our own lives,
when we allow our egos to judge
for us what is truly important,
too often we assign more meaning to
the fleeting brilliance in our existence.
Holding to it, fearing it will not last.
Striving to reproduce it even when
our inner spirit's growth is unattended,
the victim of our tedium and struggle.
And then, we let our egos chase
the color in life while we ignore
our only real task.
Excerpt from The leaves in our lives, Being Enough Vol II