Nurturing Thurs – Emanate


5-15-2014

Nurturing yourself, and living a life of beauty
is not seeing life thru rose-colored glasses,
it is discovering
the presence of God
in everything,
just as it is …
Light from within –
no matter what it looks like on the outside.
The growing light will emanate from within.

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Jacqueline King
Laurie’s Notes
Lady K’s Lounge
Positive Project
Meg Evans

Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives
Crowing Crone
Carol 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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11 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Emanate

  1. Amy says:

    Great reminder, Becca!

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  2. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday: Emanate | Lady K's Lounge

  3. A wonderful message, thank you, Becca! 🙂 I appreciate your line about ‘rose coloured glasses’ ~ I’m often compared to Polyanna! It doesn’t mean that we’re blinkered to reality, just that we chose to focus on the positive in any situation. Which kinda links to my contribution: http://taoofscrumble.com/2014/05/15

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  4. Such a beautiful message!

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  5. lauriesnotes says:

    Happy Thursday! Always fun to see how our thoughts fit together. ❤ Much gentle love –
    Laurie
    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/what-couldnt-be-taught/

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