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Do you ever feel like you’re not enough? Most people feel this way (at least secretly) in some areas of their life. Let’s take a look at why that is so.

As a kid growing up, every time something happened that you couldn’t emotionally deal with, you shoved it down and stuffed it away. You stopped breathing, went up in your head, and protected yourself so you didn’t have to feel so much. The problem is that each time we did that, we left a part of us behind.

We wanted to fit in and be accepted, so we hid those vulnerable feelings and emotions deep within our gut so that others wouldn’t see them. We shoved down our emotions just like we saw others doing, so we’d be normal and accepted.

I know my parents never really expressed anger to each other or to us kids, and my Dad made it clear that fear wasn’t acceptable either. So charging into adulthood I married a woman whose parents were experts at arguing, and she had learned her lessons well. Every time a problem came up between us she wanted to argue and fight, and I wanted to go for a bike ride. Well, as you can imagine, that didn’t go well.

Stuffing your emotions works out fine as long as you’re willing to play small. The challenge arises when you want to play bigger, live more fully, feel more connected with your partner, and do more with your life. You do your best, but often it isn’t enough. After a while, you might start feeling like you’re failing. In time you begin to feel like maybe you’re not enough. And that feels pretty crappy – and can be self-defeating.

Now, I want you to hear me: The real problem isn’t that you’re not enough; it’s just that you’re not accessing enough of who you truly are. If you look more deeply within, you’ll see that you’re more than enough. You just need to remember, reconnect with, heal, and integrate those parts that you’ve left behind.

As you heal, accept, and love those disowned parts of yourself, you become whole again. You realize that you are enough — you’re more than enough. You begin to recognize your true purpose and feel compelled to fulfill your highest potential. You’re pulled to become your most authentic self, unconditionally loving and accepting all that you are.

You are inherently more than enough. And through your hero’s journey you’ll become whole and empowered again. I promise. You’ve got this! Reach out to me and let’s explore what that hero’s journey might do for your life.