"I am what I am what I am, and I cannot do any better than that." - Gregge Tiffen (Communication With the Living – 2010)
"I am what I am, ‘Cause I ain’t what I used to be." - Lyrics from It Is What Is by
Stephen Bruton & John "00" Fleming and performed by The Highwaymen (Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson)
All too often we fall into the “I’m not enough” trap. It can become an exhausting downward spiral – physically, mentally, and spiritually. I’m guessing that, like me, you’ve ‘been there/done that’ (and perhaps even ‘bought the t-shirt).
In direct contradiction to the Universal characteristic of abundance, ‘not enough’ seems to have become a part of our culture. The fear factories thrive on spreading this message.
We’re taught early on to compare (“Susie made straight A’s. Why can’t you?”). Is it any wonder that this habit lives on in our inner conversations (“___ has thousands of followers on Twitter; I only have a few hundred.”)
And, we’re surrounded by competition in business, sports and, worst of all, between countries in the form of war.
It doesn’t have to be that way. We can each discover and embrace the uniqueness that we are on the planet. We can be satisfied with who and what we are. And, at the same time, not allow our satisfaction to become complacency. For me, that’s become a quest to learn about Universal Law and to experiment with my understanding of how I can apply my learning to the events life presents.
Along the way that quest has helped me develop core beliefs that serve as a foundation to come back to when events in life seem rocky. They’re like my own personal ‘CTRL/ALT/DELETE’ to restart me fresh with the core of my personal operating system. They have grown the “I Am” that I have become.
As my learning deepens, new beliefs will join them to support the continuing evolution of the “I Am that I Am”. Walking through life from that place rather than from a drive to compare and compete is just the fuel I need.