The Art of Sufficiency

art of encore living Nov 25, 2022
Scott Perry Promoting a Blog Post

What are you grateful for?


Psychology and neuroscience confirm that gratitude is one of the simplest and easiest ways to boost your own (and others) mood.


When we are grateful, we practice love and empathy from the inside out, cultivating joy and equanimity.


The ancients knew the benefits of appreciation long before the scientists confirmed it.


Most ancient spiritual and philosophical disciplines encourage and promote a thankfulness practice that begins with sufficiency.


Embracing sufficiency encourages accepting we are enough as we are.


We are born already in possession of everything we need.


You are complete even as you seek.


You are sufficient even as you strive.


I call this practice “enoughness.”


The Stoics of ancient Greece and Rome provide an additional and counter-intuitive perspective on gratitude.


The practice of memento mori (remember you die) and amor fati (love of fate) remind us to embrace the transience of everything, even sufficiency and live fully now.


How do you practice sufficiency?


What do you already possess that you could celebrate and share more fully today?

Scott Perry, Encore Life Coach at The Art of Encore Living

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