November 21, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Will There Ever Be Enough?

"...so how does one choose to respond/to the radical changes/thrust upon us/unexpectedly?"

By Mary MacIntyre

Poetically Hungry

Mary MacIntyre writes incessantly, is an avid photographer, and a classic health food nut.

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NO! cries the millions

 

the world and rules have changed

financial crises plague

 

people in all economic levels.

What is enough?

 

Look about you

evaluate your feelings

 

think about your possessions

bills

 

family

community

 

faith

Where is there not enough?

 

fear seeps

deep into the gut

 

circulates rapidly through the blood

delivers toxins to the heart

 

slows breath

not enough feels awful.
Do you have food

 

today?

A roof over your head?

 

gas in the car?

a car?
Yes, financial crisis spreads

 

quickly

and shakes the roots

 

of identity.
crisis from the Greek

to decide

 

change

a juncture in one's life

 

so how does one choose

to respond

 

to the radical

changes

 

thrust upon us

unexpectedly?
What is enough?

 

What is important in enough?

How and who do you want to be

 

in not enough?
In the great depression

some women rented rooms in their houses.

 

Did they want to?

Other women always planned

 

to share a portion of their family's food

for a stranger who might appear

 

on the door step

hungry.

 

Others cleaned houses,

sold rags,

 

worked at any job,

to care for their children.

 

So many stories

energy turned creative

 

lives prospered

if even unhappily.
Now is our turn

 

where we decide

what is most

 

important in our lives

we can carve

 

a new sculpture

rich in strength

 

and imagination.
If around you

exists abundance

 

more things than you really need

sell or give them away.

 

If the mortgage or rent

feels an impossible load

 

sell the house

rent the house

 

do something

to reduce the strain.

 

If you have 2 cars

sell one

 

create a cash flow from what is, if possible.

You are important.

 

You have gifts to share with the world.

Redefine your need

 

your enough

step into a new vista

 

for your life.

Some ladies who sold rags

 

invested their money

soon had land

 

hired employees

and became rich.

 

Others chose

to enjoy

 

the wonders

found free

 

every day.

breathe.

 

look at enough

again.

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