Trusting ourselves is part of nurturing our soul. As we remember how to trust, we can nurture ourselves and those we love on a deeper level of meaning. There is so much beauty and wonderment waiting for us in life, when we know what signs to look for. As our souls awaken to their true purpose in life, we can move forward as we nurture ourselves and the people we love.
(Excerpt from Ending Global Loneliness; Finding Purpose, Love and Dynamic Relationships)
Nurturing Your Soul
Emotions can motivate our behaviour and by numbing our feelings, we
try to protect ourselves by stopping our pain. Whether we chose to numb ourselves through compulsive behaviours, addictions, by zoning out on life, or by pushing others away doesn’t matter; denying ourselves the ability to feel deeply goes against the practice of nurturing.
Unless we are consciously aware of what we are feeling, we can’t always determine the difference between pleasure and pain. So to numb our bad feelings meant we missed out on feeling our good ones too, and we need to nurture ourselves into feeling those good feelings. We are aware that in order not to feel, we held ourselves back from feeling deep love, and because we doubted ourselves, we looked to others for the answers about what was “wrong” with us as we adopted others’ rules and explanations as our own truth. We don’t do this anymore because trusting others over ourselves isn’t nurturing and it delivers a crushing blow to our sense of self-worth.
I classify nurturing as a state of being. It’s how we feel about being there for ourselves and for others; nurturing is what we do when we practice loving ourselves and others. Love is the most healing force we have as nothing runs deeper.
Nurturing isn’t just about a single behaviour; there are a variety of factors that create an environment for nurturing. It involves compassion, awareness, love, acceptance of others and self, honesty, caring, and surrender.
If those feelings aren’t genuine, then it’s not nurturing. Nurturing is tender and it’s caring and loving. Nurturing doesn’t push people into doing things; it encourages others instead. It’s unconditional and it comes with no strings attached. There seems to be a great shortage of nurturing in the world today.
Create a list of your favourite things that you do that nurture your soul and the people around you. They can include fun things, things you do alone or with others, it can involve nature.
By being able to consciously identify with what you do to nurture your soul and the souls of the people you love; your awareness of the process of nurturing grows.
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