Nurturing Thurs – Can You …

2-13-2014Can You?
If you can — bravo
If you cannot — begin your journey today
It is never too late

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Crowing Crone Joss
Pocket Perspectives
Carol Carlisle
Meg Evans
Jacqueline King

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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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8 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Can You …

  1. Wonderful words reminding us to be who we are.
    Namaste …

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  2. Excellent question, Becca ~ one I’ve been asking myself lately! I seem to have been consumed by other people’s dramas of late and I’ve lost touch with my core, so I’m playing with paper and coloured pens, papier~mâché and collage. It takes me back to a time when I was studying art at school and felt freedom from censure or manipulation. Your bright, splattered background cheered me on! 🙂

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    • becca givens says:

      TOTALLY Understand …

      I have been working on an art journal — and some watercolors … don’t remember doing these as a child — but looks like so … it is a journey rather than a project. xoxo

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  3. lauriesnotes says:

    Yes!! 🙂 Had to get really quiet to remember 🙂
    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/nurturing-thursday/
    Happy Valentine’s Day,
    Love,
    Laurie
    XO

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  6. Meg Evans says:

    Those paint splatters make the perfect background for the question; they bring to mind finger-painting in kindergarten, and all the things our five-year-old selves were trying to express while the grown-ups were looking at it from a completely different perspective.

    I’ve posted a Nurturing Thursday entry this morning. 🙂

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