Nurturing Thurs – Hello Fear!

201st Nurturing Thursday

9-27-2016

~ Bye Bye!!! ~

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
mazeepuran
Ladyleemanila
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Elizabeth – Tea and Paper
Vasantha – My Sweet Nothings
Claire – Nest of Mist
Jacqueline King
{Grace & Whimsy}
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives

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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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18 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Hello Fear!

  1. Nurturing Thursday is a beautiful idea. I think the poem “Dazzled” that I posted yesterday for a poetry prompt would qualify. Good talk you had there with fear.

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  2. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, fear has its place, but it can’t be allowed to run wild. Happy Thursday!
    http://megevans.com/2016/09/29/dealing-nurturing-thursday

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  3. keep flying Becca.. 🙂 xxx

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  4. This quote could have been written especially for me recently, Becca. I’ve chosen to tackle my ingrained fears and face them head on and I do feel better. Thank you for the great reminder during these fear~filled times! 🙂
    My contribution this week, which kinda follow on this theme, can be found here: http://wightrabbit.wordpress.com/2016/09/29

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  6. Chris Donner says:

    Wow, my morning meditation was all about talking to our fears! This is a great addition to that. Thank you.
    Here’s mine for this week: https://61musings.net/2016/09/29/nurturing-thursdays-september-28/

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  7. Grace says:

    So true, Becca! Here is my link for today! https://gracednotes.com/2016/09/29/perspective/

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  9. Elizabeth says:

    Yes, too much fear isn’t good. Here is my link and have a wonderful day dear Becca!
    https://teandpaper.com/2016/09/29/nurturing-thursday-droplets/

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  11. Brilliant words and very inspiring too, Becca. Her’s my post on FEAR – https://vivekvasantha.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/nurturing-thursday-fear/

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  14. Miriam says:

    Such empowering words. Love it.

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  15. Claire says:

    Got to love this! Like so many things, Fear is a fine servant, but not a good master! Thank you, Becca 🙂 Here’s mine:
    http://nestofmist.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/nurturing-thursday-seeing.html

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