Nurturing Thursday – Naysayers


8-22-13

Just LIVE your life!
Reroute your path,
and avoid the pitfalls of naysayers.

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives
Carole Carlisle

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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!!

 

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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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9 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Naysayers

  1. I have wasted a lot of my life’s energy allowing the feelings that others have about me to dis-empower me. We all do that, i suppose. it’s so important to learn to just knock the dust off our sandals and journey on!
    here’s my contribution for this week.
    http://crowingcrone.com/2013/08/22/nurturing-thursday-august-22/

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  4. Darn you mean I don’t need to work real hard to get people to like me. What will I do with all the spare time 😉 Thanks so much for the reminder to reroute my path!

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    • becca givens says:

      Carol — you are too funny!!! I suspect this is a lesson you are well aware of … too bad though it is not part of our early lifestyle curriculum both at home and in school!! 😉

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  5. lauriesnotes says:

    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/nurturing-thursday-you-are-loved-2/
    Much love –
    I am learning to let go of the need for everyone to like and approve of me – It’s a hard lesson – as my younger self longed so much to be loved. I remind her she is loved and accepted now by me.
    Many blessings,
    Laurie

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  6. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday – You are loved – Laurie's Notes

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