Nurt Thurs – Who Are You Listening To?


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Indira’s Blog
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Living with My Ancestors


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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18 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Who Are You Listening To?

  1. Hi Becca – that’s a very nurturing idea, to focus on what nourishes and lifts us up. Self-care is so important, on all levels, body/mind/spirit/soul.


  2. seeker says:

    If I don’t listen, I will nag myself silly. Hilarious.

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  4. Grace says:

    So true, Becca! Here’s my contribution for this week:


  5. Meg Evans says:

    Hee hee, I like this one! Next time my internal critic starts in with that stuff, I’ll just picture myself sticking my fingers in my ears and saying “La, la, la, I can’t hear you!”

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  7. That can’t voice is a good one to use the line “you’re not the boss of me” on!

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, here is my link. Your quote is funny, I’m laughing, maybe we could create some kind of headphones to block our own thoughts, and all the ‘can’t’ our mind says. Have a great day!

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  12. Haha, Becca, I love this! I’m always complaining that no~one ever listens to me, so why should I pay any attention to my negative internal critic! 🙂


  13. Rupali says:

    It gives me a smile when i read this as I often experience such situations :). Thanks for sharing!


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