I suppose these writings on “enough” are not ethics so much as cosmology. World view. And yet, this is such an essential underpinning of my and other pagans’ way of being in the world and thus extends naturally into ethics. Put simply, there is a core belief for many of us that There is enough.
There is enough love.
No one need starve themselves for kindness, affection, or attention. No one need put up with poor treatment or abuse. People need not be in competition with each other. There is enough love in the world for everyone.
There is enough time.
You don’t need to rush. Like nature unfolding a forest in all its majesty, all that needs to happen, will. You can both do the important work and relax. There is no shortage of possible paths forward; you aren’t going to miss the only one.
There are enough resources.
There are enough homes, enough food, enough clothing and land. There is enough clean water and enough ideas and materials to save our world. When this is true and we see people suffering from lack, a radical consciousness arises. We see that distribution due to power inequalities is the problem. Then we know there is a path forward.
How does your awareness of having or not having enough play into your ethics? Share in the comments!