be self-nurturing 7/26 (audio 1:39)

La Paresse (Laziness), Felix Vallotton, c.1899

This is the seventh installment of “Be Ready for the Wonderful: Words of Well-Being to Ease Your Way Through Change.”

Be Self-Nurturing

Change can come barreling toward you like a freight train out of control or blossom slowly from within like a tender rose. Either way, it can be an arduous journey.

Ending relationships that have run their course is not easy, and establishing new friendships can be equally daunting. Leaving a long-held job by choice or circumstance will bring up financial, emotional, and family issues. Losing your home or a loved one or receiving troubling news about your health may thoroughly exhaust you.

Remember to cut yourself some slack and embark on a program of tender, loving self-care, Allow yourself time and space for extra rest, healthier food, and pockets of solitude and silence. It is never fair to ask others to provide what you refuse to offer yourself.

Although your motivation and energy may be at a low ebb, treat yourself as you would treat a friend going through tough times — and then nurture yourself even more.

2 thoughts

  1. So sorry to hear of your mishap, Jane. I have been navigating some murky waters myself — my touchstone is the Abraham-Hicks classic affirmation, “Everything is always working out for me.” It helps me stay connected to what is true and infinite. Take exquisite care of your precious self!


  2. thanks for this, rachel. i fell and broke my wrist and knee on tuesday, and have to cancel my trip to Portugal to see my spiritual teacher. could use all the self-nurturing I can get! so your post was a good reminder.


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