Nurturing Thursday – KindSight


5-23-13

With gentle reflection … What have we learned?

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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 Nurturing Thursday posts: Nurturing Thursday

For previous Occupy Blogosphere posts: Blogospheres

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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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18 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – KindSight

  1. Pingback: KindSight | Wholeheartedness

  2. Becca, how could I have not known about this? Nurturing Thursdays has my NAME on it. do you have a list I could join? I’m already on your other mailing list. But if not, I will try and make a note to myself. Thinking of you, dear Becca, you are a kind and gentle soul. Love, Laurie F.

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  3. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – Clarity in Nature | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  4. We always tend to ruminate on the things that are painful.
    Moving past them reflects inner growth.
    Namaste,
    Izzy
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/nurture-yourself-clarity-in-nature/

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  5. Lyn says:

    This is so true! I wonder how many friends we would have if we treated them the same way we treat ourselves – or how long they would stick around. Then again, you might be saying, “I would NEVER treat my friends like that.” okay, then think of it this way…how would we feel if our friends treated us the way we treat ourselves? Thanks Firn for directing me to this blog 😉

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  6. a much kinder way. We speak so harshly to our own precious self. Here’s my contribution for this week with apologies for missing last week. http://crowingcrone.com/2013/05/23/nurturing-thursday-may-23/

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  8. Pingback: The kinder we are with ourselves… the happier we’re going to be…and passing it along | Pocket Perspectives

  9. wightrabbit says:

    Oops! Told your I was not ‘myself’ at present LOL! The correct link to my contribution is http://wightrabbit.wordpress.com/2013/05/23

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  10. wightrabbit says:

    Great message, Becca, the perfect one for me right now ~ I’ll definitely be bearing it in mind! Due to several conflicting pressures, I’ve momentarily slipped back into regret and blaming myself for past ‘weaknesses’, when I did the best I could, with the information available to me at the time. And now I have a ton of experience to fall back on and generally keep everything in proportion, asking myself how much it matters. Just every now and then I have to be reminded of how far I’ve come ~ so many thanks for that! 🙂
    My contribution this week can be found here: http//:wightrabbit.wordpress.com/2013/05/23
    (By the way, Becca, I think my link to your post didn’t work a few weeks ago ~ fingers crossed this will! :))

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  11. firnhyde says:

    Reblogged this on Clothed With Thunder and commented:
    After all, Jesus has already paid the price

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  12. lauriesnotes says:

    Lovely. I do this in the present too..feeling like I should be doing more to figure out where I am going.. or I should have my future planned. Too many shoulds. I am taking a little break from trying too hard to figure it all out. I am not writing on my blog for a few days, just being quiet and listening and being with whatever is here. I just listened to a beautiful affirmation video from Louise Hay. My little daughter appreciated it too. So I guess I am just soaking in everything beautiful..like here on your blog 🙂
    Here is my contribution, yes “Taking a Break”
    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/nurturing-thursday-taking-a-break/
    Much love-
    Laurie

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