The power of the word enough – to either stop that which you do not need, or to attain that which you need. In any case, it is about need – we should re-evaluate our needs from our desires to make ourselves better people, the world a better place. Nimue’s words here are good.
After some deliberation, I have come to the conclusion that I do indeed have a favourite magical word. It is a charm against abuse, ludicrousness, greed and exhaustion. It has the power to protect the planet from human predation if only we use it properly. As a charm it works in a number of ways, layered with meaning and possibility.
That word, is ‘enough’.
To recognise that we have enough, is a powerful thing. Many people in the world are out there grasping after bigger piles of stuff they cannot use, because they lack the magical insight an ‘enough’ charm will bring. The flip side of the same issue fails to recognise that far too many people in the world do not have enough, do not have food, clean water, shelter or peace. They too need the magic of ‘enough’ to lift them out of misery.
“Enough” is the magic…
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