Just the way you are

Yesterday I received news that the recorded version of my poem “Enough” had been chosen to be featured on the Insight Timer’s Talks Featured List. Click here to listen.

I wrote this poem before an important event when I knew that I needed to love myself whatever the outcome. Each time that I reread it, I think “Yes. That’s how I want to hold myself”.


I am enough, I’m there for me

I love myself wholeheartedly 

The shadows, skeletons and ghosts 

The parts where I shine out the most

I am enough, I must not try 

To prove myself through others eyes 

My struggles, setbacks and my glory

They’re all a part of a bigger story

I am enough, yes come what may 

When I rise up, when I’m astray 

I hold myself in full permission 

Acceptance is my only mission 

I am enough, have been since birth 

I do not have to prove my worth 

In failure and in my success 

I am enough, no more, no less 

I’m not their viewpoints or suggestions

My value’s never been in question 

I must not pass approval’s test 

I matter at my worst and best 

Whether they smile or disagree 

I am enough, I’m there for me 

and through God’s eyes myself I see 

I love myself wholeheartedly

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