A couple weeks ago, I shared the following excerpt from Earth Joy Writing with the participants at the workshop I gave at the New Renaissance Bookshop in Portland, Oregon. I share it with you now, in this season of harvest, so you can reflect on your own definition of “enough.”
There is enough.
There is more than enough.
It is just that some people have too much.
As we make individual choices in our practice of Earth Joy Writing, we begin to understand the impact of these choices upon the planet and the people upon it. We begin to see that every small act of an individual is connected to the larger collective reality on earth. And our choices, our acts, and our beliefs begin to change.
We start to go beyond what is probable into what is possible.
We start to claim the power that we, like Dorothy, held inside ourselves all along.
There’s no place like home.
There’s no place like earth.
There’s no place like the powerful place within your heart, out of which all is made possible.
This is what fruition means: seeing the fruits of your labor from all the seasons of your life, gathering these fruits together, blessing them and sharing them with the whole community, and taking them into yourselves where they may nourish and feed and provide sustenance for coming generations.
Go ahead. Share the fruit. Eat the fruit together. There is more than enough.
WRITE ABOUT THIS...
Write about a time when you didn’t have enough—food, money, shelter. What did you feel? How did others respond to you? How did it change you?
Then write about a time you had more than enough—food, money, shelter. How did this make you feel? How did others react to you? How did it change you?
What is the right balance of “enough” for you?
What would it mean to live with abundance?
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Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D., is the author of 13 books and a writing coach.