One of the more fascinating features of the Human App is that we are never really done becoming a human. There’s always more to learn, more to improve, more love to give and more love to receive.
This matter of “more” is typically hijacked by the ego. Paraphrasing Ryan Holiday from Ego is the Enemy, “More is ego’s favorite number”. This desire for more is further triggered by the addition machine we call consumerism. Observe just a few advertisements and you will see the appeal for “more” that the ego loves so much. When “more” is unchecked, it becomes just an endless appetite for consumption and consummation.
But “more” is, well, more than that. It is deeper than ego. It is something in the soul that craves adventure, meaning, answers. When unfed, it becomes restlessness. When suppressed it causes health issues — especially depression and anxiety.
When we take ownership of “more” away from the ego, it serves as a propellant to push past the existing boundaries of our daily lives, our beliefs and our current thinking. “More” sends on a journey of self-discovery that enlarges our hearts, fills our souls and clears the mind. It drives us to ask better questions and seek deeper answers to those questions. It makes us seekers of truth.
“Love more” has been my daily mantra for the past decade. As I continue to learn to wrest control of “more” from my ego, I’m beginning to learn the vast potential of these two words. I have learned that the heart never stops growing as long as you feed it the right kinds of “more” — introspection, prayer, self-care. I have learned that “more” means more intuition about what path to take and what direction to go. I have discovered that a soul-based “more” provides wisdom on what to say yes or no to.
To make “more” an improver and not a consumer requires intense discipline to stay in the present moment. It requires the ability to discern between feelings and thoughts. It requires a daily connection to your purpose and mission.
When you master it, you get to ask this daily question: “What can I become more of today that adds value to the world?”
And that’s the kind of “more” that is enough.