Nurt Thurs – YOUR Path


3-5-2015

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Grace Notes
Jacqueline King
Carol Carlisle
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-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.

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 Nurt Thurs – YOUR Path

  1. We need to live our own lives the way. Wise words you’ve posted, Becca.
    Namaste
    p.s. missed this week … out of town company took a great deal of my time. But, happy they did.

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  2. Love this. ❤ Happy Thursday. I haven't been getting around too much. Been a bit tired out.. but I have 2 more little books coming.. one with my daughter. Very thankful for this journey.. though it has been an interesting one! ❤ Very much love,
    Laurie

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  3. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, there are so many possible paths, we certainly shouldn’t feel obligated to follow someone else’s path!

    http://megevans.com/2015/03/05/bow-wow-wow-nurturing-thursday

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, your quote made me remember my teens years, I wanted to follow the path and be like someone else, but few years later I realized that if I follow her path, I would always be in the background, so I decided to follow my own and be the main character in my story. Here is my link:
    http://teandpaper.com/2015/03/05/nurturing-thursday-fearless/

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  5. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday: Fearless | teandpaper

  6. cindy knoke says:

    profoundly true~

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