“Enough already with the stuff that doesn’t enhance who you really are.”

~ Oprah Winfrey


Enough already!

Enough already with looking in the mirror and not loving what you see.

Enough already with living in excess, filling your house, life and body with things that won’t ever bring you happiness or give you the love that you can only find within yourself.

Enough already with the labeling, judging and hating of those who you choose to see as ‘different’.

Enough already with bringing others down because you are afraid that their success will make you feel inferior.

Enough already with blaming your weight, your age, your spouse, your friends, your children, your boss, your parents, the service at the supermarket, the line at the post office, the younger generation, the price of petrol, the state of the world. Do something about it.

Enough already with not seeing beauty in everything.

Enough already with not letting your intuition guide you.

Enough already with not laughing hysterically every single day.

Enough already with letting the media dictate how you feel about yourself.

Enough already with thinking that there’s nothing you can do.

Enough already with not following your heart and living the life that you deserve.

Enough already with lying to yourself, denying who you are, and ignoring the screams of your soul.

Enough already with feeling inferior.

Enough already with standing by and doing nothing as children starve, women are raped, men are killed, animals are tortured, and the earth is poisoned.

Enough already with thinking there is only one true path to God.

Enough already with believing that any God is worth killing for.

Enough already with letting one small thing ruin your whole day.

Enough already with being afraid.

Enough already with the hate.

Enough already with thinking that there is any living creature on this earth that doesn’t deserve to feel love.

Enough already with looking outside for all the answers that can only be found within you.

Enough already with the excuses.

Enough already with using the number on the scale as a measure of self-worth.

Enough already with taking our anger and insecurities out on others.

Enough already with thinking that you aren’t enough.

Enough already with trying to deny that we are all connected.

Enough already with thinking that you don’t deserve a life full of love, passion, purpose, and happiness.

Enough already with judging your worth by what others think of you.

Enough already with being ashamed of your imperfections.

Enough already with letting other people have power over you.

Enough already with hiding who you really are.

Enough already with not dancing like nobody’s watching.

Enough already with trying to fit in.

Enough already with seeing vulnerability as a weakness.

Enough already with dumbing yourself down or creating drama to get attention from others.

Enough already with the drama.

Enough already with thinking life’s not fair.

Enough already with focusing on the colour of the skin instead of on the heart within.

Enough already with staying in your comfort zone.

Enough already with the inequality.

Enough already with thinking your way is the only way.

Enough already with punishing yourself.

Enough already with the inaction.

Enough already with thinking that who you love is more important than the love itself.

Enough already with avoiding doing the things that scare you.

Enough already with giving up when it gets tough.

Enough already with not accepting others for who they are.

Enough already with seeing obstacles as failures.

Enough already with thinking that the past equals your future.

Enough already with needing to be right all the time.

Enough already with not learning from our past.

Enough already with the regrets.

Enough already with thinking it’s too late.

Enough already with the guilt.

Enough already with being a victim.

Enough already with the blame.

Enough already with the revenge.

Enough already with thinking you don’t have anything to be thankful for.

Enough already with condemning others for following their hearts.

Enough already with not showing kindness to everyone you meet.

Enough already with being anything but yourself.

Enough already with the denial.

Enough already with not taking care of yourself.

Enough already with waiting for somebody else to do it.

Enough already with not seeing how amazing you are.

Enough already with living with a closed mind and heart.

Enough already with resisting change.

Enough already with spending your time with people who bring you down.

Enough already with sending hate and negativity out into the world.

Enough already with forgetting that everyone in this world just wants to be happy.

Enough already with thinking you aren’t powerful.

Enough already with thinking that you don’t have anything to offer the world.

Enough already with settling for less than you deserve.

Enough already with letting your daughter learn how to hate herself by watching you hate yourself.

Enough already with letting your son think showing his emotions makes him weak and showing violence makes him tough.

Enough already with thinking that what’s popular is always right.

Enough already with thinking we can survive while the earth dies.

Enough already with believing everything we are told.

Enough already with thinking it’s not our problem.

Enough already with not using our lives to make this world a better place.

Enough already with thinking it can’t be done.

Enough already with thinking that you can’t change the world.

Enough already with thinking that you don’t have a beautiful smile.

Enough already with hiding that smile from the world.

Enough already with forgetting that everyone is doing the best that they can.

Enough already with denying that your thoughts create your world.

Enough already with not doing the things that make you happy.

Enough already with hiding the Goddess that you really are.

Enough already with spending your life worrying about things that never happen.

Enough already with associating ‘different’ with ‘wrong’.

Enough already with ignoring your divinity.

Enough already with the oppression.

Enough already with the ignorance.

Enough already with using fear to control others.

Enough already with not seeing that it’s always the children who suffer the most.

Enough already with wishing for world peace but not creating it within yourself.

Enough already with rejecting something just because you don’t understand it.

Enough already with thinking that you can’t choose happiness.

Enough already with forgetting that everyone is somebody’s son, daughter, brother, sister, father, mother or friend.

Enough already with not learning from your mistakes.

Enough already with trying to be perfect.

Enough already with forgetting how blessed you are.

Enough already with the excess.

Enough already with not smiling at yourself in the mirror.

Enough already with following the paths of others instead of creating your own.

Enough already with trying to do everything at once.

Enough already with not living in the moment.

Enough already with thinking you can truly love others without truly loving yourself.

Enough already with the ego.

Enough already with not seeing the lesson in every experience.

Enough already with not showing gratitude.

Enough already with not seeing your own awesomeness.


You have everything you need within you. Take hold of your power and choose to live the life you deserve.

Enough already with everything else.



Jen ♥

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  • http://mindfulsearcher.blogspot.com mindfulsearcher

    Wow! Enough food for thought for many posts. Thanks.

    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen ‘Smiling Heart’

      Hi :D You are so very welcome, thank YOU for all of your encouragement! Keep Smiling! :D

  • http://www.apeacefulpath.com Karen Mead

    Wow – and a resounding YES!

    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen ‘Smiling Heart’

      :D Thanks, Karen! I know exactly what you mean :D YES!

  • Keith

    A great post!!! Thank You!!!


    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen ‘Smiling Heart’

      Thank you so much, Keith :) So glad you like it!

  • http://photogram.ca/alifeserendipity Leah

    Thank you so much for this post Jen! Poetic. Powerful. Poignant. True. It has given me a breath of fresh air and fresh spirit this morning. I feel empowered!


    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen ‘Smiling Heart’

      Hi Leah! :D Thank you so much for such a kind and wonderful comment! I am so happy you connected with it and feel empowered by it! It was very empowering to write, too! Thank you :)

  • http://upfromsplat.com Ande Waggener

    Beautiful, Jen! I call this list a list of contrasts that clarify what we DO want, and I’m using many of these to jump off into lovely thoughts of things I desire for myself and the world. Thanks for this powerful manifesto! :)

    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen

      Hi Ande! Exactly! I don’t usually like to point out the negatives, but sometimes things like those listed need to be heard so that we realise how powerful we really are and how we can change. Besides, so many people are used to reading things like ‘You are POWERFUL’ that it sometimes loses it’s intensity, no matter how true it may be, so changing the wording around gives it a new angle. I’m so glad you find it to be so powerful! Thank you for another awesome comment :D

  • Corinne

    Wow, that was awesome. I smiled from “Life is too short…” to the last word! Thank you. ~Corinne

    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen

      Hi Corinne :D Yay! I’m so happy you smiled your way through that post! That’s so awesome, not to mention so good for you! You’ve made me smile just thinking about it :) Thank you! :D

  • Cinda Lonsway

    Jen, this is powerful and wonderful. Enough Already, damn straight. I love it. Each line so ‘stand alone’ important and worth taking the time to truly think about. I can visualize you typing faster and faster as the thoughts came, got expressed, and then went. What a cleansing it must have been for you.

    I once thought about creating a campaign title ‘Just Stop It’ the opposite of Nike’s ‘Just Do It’, except it would be directed at the crooked, the corrupt, the dishonest, the toxic, in us, the governments, the world, etc… I like your Enough better!!!! Cinda

    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen

      Thank you so much, Cinda! You are so right, I was sitting there for hours, just typing and typing and typing, it flowed so easily – like a waterfall – and then it started to slow down to a trickle, and then it just felt finished. It was a very powerful day of writing! :) That campaign idea is interesting, kind of like a simultaneous acceptance of our problems and realisation of what we can be if we open ourselves up to change and take action. I like it! Thanks for reading and commenting :D

  • http://togetherweflourish.com/ Susan Smith/Together We Flourish

    What a wonderful message, thank you!!!

    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen

      Thank YOU, Susan, for taking the time to read it and leave such a wonderful comment! Keep Smiling! :D

  • http://www.listenfeelbreathe.com.au David | Listen Feel Breathe

    Great list of things to say “enough” too. So many truths in there of “stuff” that holds us back.

    Enough of letting things that don’t really matter be more important than the things that really DO matter.

    Thanks Jen

    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen

      Wow, that is a great addition to the ‘Enough’ list! In fact, that one line alone can sum up the whole post, haha! Thanks David :) I’m glad you connected with it :)

  • http://www.expectwonderful.com Meredith

    I couldn’t agree MORE~! Thank you for this rampage of release and the uplifting joy of letting go of all that’s not really me anyway…! ha ha! Have a wonderful day!

    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen

      Thank you, Meredith! I love that you call it a ‘rampage of release’, that is exactly what it is! I’m so happy you found something of worth in it :) Thank you for reading and leaving such a wonderful comment! :)

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  • http://www.TheMadtoLive.com Lauren Rains @ TheMadtoLive

    JEN! This is officially one of the most amazing things I’ve ever read in my life and it’s going straight to my bookmarked favorite posts.
    Thank you so much for sharing this and writing this and being the kind of person that can do that!

    This is such a powerful message and I am going to send it to a few friends I know could use it.
    I’m also going to keep it around b/c sometimes I really need to read stuff like this.
    This is so wonderful I can’t tell you enough and I am honored to know someone that sees life like this!
    Thank you!
    Laur :)

  • http://www.TheMadtoLive.com Lauren Rains @ TheMadtoLive

    I have to leave one more comment just b/c I’m so excited about this post! Just to tell you that you Rock!!!!!! :)

    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen

      :D :D :D

      Wow! Thank you so, so, so much, Lauren! I am so happy you connected with it so much :D I feel the same way about so many of your posts, I’m just glad I could return the awesomeness! Sending you so much gratitude right now! :D

  • http://diddebdoit.blogspot.com/ deb taylor

    this is a freakin righteous post…thank you…hell yea!

    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen

      :D Thanks Deb! You’re pretty righteous, yourself! :D

  • PuddleStomper8

    Thank you so much for this post. I can’t tell you how much I needed to read each and every one of these statements and how this came at the perfect time in my life.


    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen

      Hi there! You are so, so welcome! I know exactly how you feel – I needed to read it too, that’s why I had to write it. I hope you have now found the inner strength you need to claim your power and know that you are enough. Thank you so much for your touching comment :)

  • Janet

    Such a great post. It so funny because this is exactly what I’ve been going over in my head today, and now I read it in your blog. Synchronicity! Thank you so much for posting. ✱*¨*•.¸¸ ✶ (✿◠‿◠) •*♥ нυgѕ*♥

    • http://jensmilingheart.wordpress.com Jen

      :D The Universe provides! :D Thank you so much for reading, and for leaving your AWESOME artwork for me to see! You make me smile :D

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