“shhhhh….it’s okay….”

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shhhh... it's okay...nurturing oneself or others

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“shhhhhhh….it’s okay….”
when we might have those uncomfortable moments of concern…
perhaps a bit of confusion or worry…
maybe things not going the way we may have hoped or anticipated
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Becoming aware of some discomfort
and shifting out of that frame of mind….
Nurturing, comforting and reassuring ourselves or others…
imagining the gentle, nurturing “motion” and colors  of a wisteria blossom
“shhhhhh….it’s okay…”

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shhh...it's okay

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part of “Nurturing Thursday”, from Becca Given’s site

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Sometimes, I find it helpful to shift into positives….
(well, it’s always helpful, but sometimes I can actually do that…)
So…shifting into some positives…
generosity, patience, ethical choices, joyful effort, concentration and wisdom,
sometimes called “The Six Perfections”…
practicing and living, as much and as often as possible,
with these wonderful qualities.

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shhhh...nurturing and living with positives

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Along the left side….gracefully following the lines on those wisteria vines,
more wonderful and nurturing qualities
all embedded within and enriching the “perfections”
“loving kindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity”
“the immeasurables”
nurturing those each and every day….
but especially during those moments when we might be feeling overwhelmed….
adding comfort, reassurance and nurturing
“shhhhh….it’s okay”

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shhhh... it's okay...nurturing oneself or others

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15 Responses to “shhhhh….it’s okay….”

  1. Robin says:

    This is beautiful, Kathy. I love the wisteria and the way you used it. 🙂

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  2. auntyuta says:

    This post is very ‘okay’! T.Y. Love it. 🙂

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  3. Wisteria seems so elegant and joyful, doesn’t it? A lovely post and a reminder of the comfort of “shhhhhhhhhh, it’s okay”.

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  5. I also love Wisteria. It’s a remarkably fragrant vine and never disappoints. Your thoughts, as always, are so inspirational. 🙂

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  6. sufilight says:

    I felt so relaxed after reading your post. “shhhhhh….it’s okay” is mantra that I can use when my minds gets overactive. It’s very relaxing!

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  7. sufilight says:

    Meant to say “mind” not “minds…” 🙂

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  8. Well, sometimes it feels like there’s a “mind” that’s jumping about and stirring up “worries” and another more steady mind that’s saying “shhhh…it’s okay”…maybe there are scattered minds?…sure feels that way sometimes. 🙂

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  9. tuesday2 says:

    What a comforting post to read… How do you always seem to know what I need to hear?

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