Nurturing Thurs – Oneself


12-11-14

 It starts with ourselves

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Meg Evans
Grace Notes
Mazeepuran
Hugmamma
Way of Life!
They, You and Me
Jacqueline King
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Carol Carlisle
Pocket Perspectives
Crowing Crone Joss

Welcome to our newest participant
Way of Life!

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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-kindness 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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7 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Oneself

  1. Many find it hard to give themselves what they expect from others. It begins with us and then it trickles down. Great quote, Becca. Happy Nurturing Thursday !!!!
    Namaste 🙏

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  2. Excellent advice, Becca ~ not always easy to follow sometimes, but well worth the effort, I’ve found! And if others don’t respect you, that doesn’t really matter. 🙂

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  3. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – by Loving Yourself |

  4. http://lauriesnotes.com/2014/12/11/carrying-on/
    Love the message. Perfect for me today. 🙂 Thanks!
    ❤ Laurie

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  5. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, what goes around comes around, as they say. Since I started writing and commenting on Nurturing Thursday posts, I’ve received many kind comments, which goes to prove your point. 🙂

    My link for this week: http://megevans.com/2014/12/11/sunrise-nurturing-thursday

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  6. jhanagan2014 says:

    So true. Rabbi Zusya once said “when I die and stand before the throne of the Most High, I will not be asked ‘why were you not Moses?’ I will be asked ‘Why were you not Zusya?'” What a long journey it is to oneself.

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, I’m trying to love and respect myself, but it’s very difficult. Here is my link for this week.
    http://teandpaper.com/2014/12/11/nurturing-thursday-imperfection/

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