Nurturing Thurs – You Are …

10-9-14
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart.

Jeremiah 1: 5

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Pocket Perspectives
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Carol Carlisle
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Bowl of Cherries
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Mazeepuran

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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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23 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – You Are …

  1. Pingback: nurturing thursdays: happiness…a matter of choice | hugmamma's MIND, BODY and SOUL

  2. To be known, to be seen, is what we long for every day, amen. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Gerlinde says:

    Nurturing words to make us celebrate the life we have , finding wisdom in all that is given to us. Thank you.

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  4. a good reminder to celebrate the sum total of our life, of who we are – this very precious self that we have become.

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  9. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, things always look better when we cultivate more perspective, rather than getting bogged down in the small stuff (and most mistakes are small stuff).

    Here’s my post: http://megevans.com/2014/10/09/comfy-spaces-nurturing-thursday

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  11. Grace says:

    Becca, what a wonderful reminder you have given us today! It parallels the spiritual work I have been doing with the help of a wonderful book titled ‘The Lotus and the Lily’. It has made such an impact on my life. I am so glad to be a part of this community!

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  12. Excellent quote, Becca! 🙂

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  13. Elizabeth says:

    Good Morning Becca, lovely words, again we are in the same path with our posts.
    Here is my link:
    http://teandpaper.com/2014/10/09/nurturing-thursday-memories/

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  15. Thank you Becca.. Yes all our roads have led us to who we are today.. Many thanks… Enjoy your Day.. Hugs Sue x

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  16. Wonderful words, Becca, thank you for reminding us to celebrate our life experiences, in full. I recently reviewed mine ~ good, not so good, sorrowful and utterly brilliant. Suddenly I saw them, not as mistakes or triumphs but as stepping stones to who and where I am now. An wise older lady once told me that she had lived a full and varied life and that, looking back, she had no regrets. At the time I struggled to understand. I do now! 🙂

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