Nurturing Thursday – Competition

Only Person

Who — are you competing with to
validate your self worth?


What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem more at peace, more aware or living in the moment. Even when we do manage to feel a strong sense of self-esteem or self-confidence, we are not able to consistently hold on to it. For most, our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling strongly tied with our latest success or failure.

In an effort to eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend … I would like to incorporate more self-compassion and self-kindess in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday … a spin-off of the suspended Occupy Blogosphere started by Amy of SoulDipper.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!


Other Contributors of Nurturing Thursdays:

Inside the Mind of Isadora

Pocket Perspectives

Crowing Crone Joss

For previous Occupy Blogosphere posts: Blogospheres

For previous Nurturing Thursday posts: Nurturing Thursday

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© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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5 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Competition

  1. I truly try to stay in the moment of who I am. I am not like
    anyone else. I like the person I am. To try to compete would
    mean I don’t feel good enough. I feel good enough. Thought
    provoking quote …


  2. It truly is a sad thing that we measure our value in the arena of comparison and competition. I try to remember to ask myself “Is this how I would speak to my best friend?” Or to any other person, really. Learning to honour our journey as well as that of each person we come in contact with is, I think, the key to peace and wellness of heart and soul.


    • becca givens says:

      I catch myself — and then ask myself the same — “would I say this to anyone else? then why am I saying it to myself?” Some old habits, no matter how false, die hard! It’s a journey ~~ Thank you for leaving me a note! 😀


  3. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday « Crowing Crone Joss

  4. elleceef says:

    So true, Becca


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