I love putting affirmational and inspirational words to music. Often I will listen to an inspirational video on YouTube, and I’ll slip right into composing mode. I’ll hear a melody in my head, while I’m listening to the words. I just can’t help myself.
This happened when I watched a video on Marisa Peer’s YouTube channel, of a lecture she gave on the power of believing we are (not) enough. As I was watching the last few minutes of her lecture, I began to sing along with the words. And within half an hour I had a recording of a song on my phone. I’ve been singing it in the shower, in the car, while waiting in line, waiting on the phone:
I don’t see myself as so horribly lacking and faulty and ugly and what not as I did a few decades ago. A much larger part of me now knows that I am enough, but I’m going for complete and utter enoughness.
If there is an inkling of a feeling that you’re not quite enough just as you are, I invite you to sing along with me.
Make the negative unfamiliar
Make the positive really strong
Change the pictures and words in your head
Change your mind
Tell your brain what you want
Make the familiar unfamiliar
I have chosen to do this
I have chosen to feel great about this
I am enough, I am enough, I am enough, I am enough
I am, I, I am enough
Granted, one song isn’t going to make you a happy person. You’ll need to look at the inner proof you have of why you don’t feel enough about yourself. But every little thing counts. And the very least it will do is lift your spirit, which can make a big difference to how you go about the rest of your day.
You can find Marisa Peer’s video here.