Scarcity, Being Enough and a Mantra for When You Feel Depleted.


It was 5:18am this morning. I was writing in my journal and looking through ideas and thoughts and my purpose and I had a moment of panic. What if the best of what I have to create is already out in the world. What if I can’t write another post that touches people, that matters to me, that matters at all? It was complete scarcity thinking and I know what that does for me. It triggers every level of code red panic. Over the last few years I’ve identified triggers like those moments of panic and found the antidote for me and I find it so reassuring I thought you might love it too.

there’s more where that came from. 

It feels like an audible sigh exhale for me and when I say it out loud I feel this hug of reassurance from the inside. When I’m feeling depleted, when I think I have not one shittake mushroom left to give, when I’m feeling like I’m not enough. When I’m sure that I will run out of everything that really matters. I repeat:

there’s more where that came from. 

It’s a reminder that I can loosen my grip on what is here TODAY. It allows me to subtract what isn’t working today because I truly *know* that there is more where that came from. That if I let it go today and some time in the future I need it (or something greater) that I will have it available to me. This goes for the size 6 pants in the closet, the white jacket that is laughable with two small kids, the specialty holiday themed relish tray and about a gajillion other things. If one day I were to need any of these things…

there’s more where that came from. 

When my well of patience feels bone dry. When I look around at a mess and I think I do not have an ounce of give left in me. When I start to panic about time and money. When I worry that I will not find the next client or the one after that.

there’s more where that came from. 

Because there is.  There is plenty. There is more where that came from.  I feel better now.

5 replies
  1. Karla
    Karla says:

    What you have been writing these last few days has really hit home. I am 70 years old, and have been questioning what I have or haven’t accomplished in my lifetime.
    But reading your blog has lifted some of the doubt, maybe at this stage of life I shouldn’t worry about what I haven’t done, but what perhaps I should think about doing in the coming years.

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  2. Lou
    Lou says:

    What you wrote speaks to my experience. When i thought I would never be whole again after a traumatic brain injury that took away so much, i sat down and made a list of what was left – stubbornness and experience mostly. I remembered that when i was 18, green as grass, living away from home and earning my own money for the first time in my life I had no idea who I could be. That 18 year old made a life to be proud of. Though I no longer had youth, good balance, short term memory, or the ability to navigate, I had experience, and the idea that if I could once build a good life, i could do it again. So I did it.

    Ar you say Cass – there is more where that came from.

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  3. Lou
    Lou says:

    What you wrote speaks to my experience. When i thought I would never be whole again after a traumatic brain injury that took away so much, i sat down and made a list of what was left – stubbornness and experience mostly. I remembered that when i was 18, green as grass, living away from home and earning my own money for the first time in my life I had no idea who I could be. That 18 year old made a life to be proud of. Though I no longer had youth, good balance, short term memory, or the ability to navigate, I had experience, and the idea that if I could once build a good life, i could do it again. So I did it.

    As you say Cass – there is more where that came from.

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