Nurturing Thursday – Begin

4-18-13

If you have not started yet …
it is TIME to BEGIN!

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I receive an inspirational, motivational newsletter e-published by Soul Seeds. From this week’s edition, I am adding this “soul seed”:

Seed of Compassion

Look at EVERY one you see today (even in your mind) with compassion; the old, the young, the grief stricken, the angry, the confused. At some point, you have been or will be all of these things. As Thoreau said, “Could a greater miracle (of love and understanding) take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?

Say to yourself: Everyone, myself included, deserves the deepest love and understanding.

From SoulSeeds

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Wightrabbit’s Blog
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives

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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!!

 

 



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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16 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Begin

  1. Geraldine says:

    very good advice. even more relevant given this week’s events in the US. we need to treasure the good people in our lives and never take them for granted. life is so fleeting…

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  2. wightrabbit says:

    Great nurturing messages, Becca! I receive ‘Soulseeds’ email newsletter, too. Forgiving others is sometimes hard enough but forgiving myself for past mistakes is something I have to re-~visit regularly. Then, when the same old situation rears it’s ugly head yet again, I have to remind myself that all is as it should be. This opens my heart for compassion towards others and myself.
    Please find my contribution here: http://wightrabbit.wordpress.com/2013/04/18

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  3. elleceef says:

    Important words to be inspired by,,,to try to follow, to digest and understand,,,to be nourished by,,

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  4. Touching thoughts for us to put into our daily life. We do need to have compassion for all we meet. None of us can know what that person has been through or is going through.Forgiveness will set us free to live another blessed day.
    Namaste …Izzy
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/nurture-yourself-visualize-childhood/

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  6. what a brilliant idea.
    Thanks for this and I will come back again when I have more time and contribute.

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  7. yes,,,compassion….so precious and important.
    I just added “Creating a Sanctuary in My Mind…Take in the Good” over at PP…. one of my favorite things to watch and listen to on those days that might feel “difficult”…. hope it might encourage or provide nurturing to others, too http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/creating-a-sanctuary-in-the-mind-take-in-the-good-2/

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  8. Pingback: “Creating a sanctuary in the mind…take in the good” | Pocket Perspectives

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  10. Thank you for this today x it is very timely and much needed x

    Sent by Brenda Kimmins

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  11. lauriesnotes says:

    Self compassion is a great gift. I have been sharing my story of healing and am reminded as I share with others on a similar journey of just how precious this is.
    Happy Thursday. -Laurie
    My contribution can be found here:
    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/nurturing-thursday-reconnecting-with-the-silence-within/

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