Monday, September 3, 2012
Book Review: a life of being, having, and doing enough — by Wayne Muller
"Do we know what even a single moment of 'enough' feels like?" asks Muller. In his book he invites the reader to explore and reflect on the essential question of what is, for us, enough. Muller contrasts the American Dream lifestyle, which fosters a discontent about never enough, with his experience working, living and being with people living in the slums of Peru where enough carried a completely different meaning. This had the effect of putting things into perspective in a new way for me. What is the next right thing for us to do? Each choice in each moment becomes like a string of pearls making a life well lived. Listen for the most sacred or essential "why" of your life, he suggests.
"Enough is a Verb", "The Practice of the Next Right Thing", "The Wealth of Small Things", Sanctuary is Bearing What We Are Given", were a few of the chapters that caught my attention. Muller has a way of bringing this living thing we are all doing together into the perspective that "we are enough". I breathed a sigh of relief more than once as I read his words. I felt relieved to know and read that I am enough - just the way I am. This book is a healing read and has something for everyone to breathe in and know.
Review by Sanna Rose, RScP
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