Nurturing Thursday – Calm


9-5-13

Ahhhhh!

 

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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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13 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Calm

  1. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – Breathe | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  2. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday – Being Peace – Laurie's Notes

  3. We all need a shot of positive vibes to remind us to be grateful or kinder. Happier or more forgiving. Spiritual or more understanding. Lest we forget…Thanks for the boost!

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  4. so true. It makes me realize that it’s not the world that’s buzzing all around me, it’s me that is buzzing all around my heart and mind. When I take time out to breathe, to ground myself, all settles down and life becomes less frenetic and stress filled.
    I’m a day late this week but here is my link http://crowingcrone.com/2013/09/06/nurturing-thursday-a-day-late/

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  5. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday a day late | Crowing Crone Joss

  6. The world could do with some Calmness right now Becca, Enjoy your Thursday 🙂 xxx

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  7. Calm oh yes! 😀 It is a lot like being at home with yourself we are on the same page today Becca
    http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/nurturing-thursday-being-at-home-with-yourself/

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  8. Pingback: flexibility of heart and mind… nurturing kindness, compassion, acceptance, understanding…. Nurturing Thursday | Pocket Perspectives

  9. shoreacres says:

    Just like cleaning up my house can leave me feeling less cluttered on the inside!

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