“True to my North Star… but also, in this moment, I am safe enough, fed enough, loved enough and good enough”

ure to my North Star Rick Hanson quote

“True to my own North Star”

a short, soothing 50 second video,
(that I “created” using Rick Hanson’s ideas)
added today for “Nurturing Thursday”
(Becca Givens, On Dragonfly Wings, with Buttercup Tea)

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reminding and reassuring ourselves,
that we are
“safe enough, fed enough, loved enough, good enough”
just as we are

(including some lullaby music to gently nurture us along)

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The words on this image/page  came from the weekly Just One Thing (JOT) newsletter,      “Lower the Pressure  by Rick Hanson, author of  Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain and  Just One Thing.

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“True to my own North Star”
having a vision of inspiration and direction in our lives,
but also holding in awareness that in this moment,
we are…

“safe enough, fed enough, loved enough and good enough”

just as we are

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I hope that each of us can find that North Star
but also be able to feel
safe enough…
fed enough….
loved enough…
  good enough….
just as we are

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My thanks to Rick Hanson PhD,  ( neuropsychologist)  for the inspiration of his ideas and insights. I highly recommend his books!

New book by Dr. Rick Hanson, just released October, 2013: “Hardwiring Happiness, The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence,”   (Other Pocket Perspectives posts including many ideas from a class Rick Hanson taught using ideas about learning to more fully nurture oneself, expanded upon in the that new book:“Taking in the Good,”  Another Pocket Perspectives post, including a soothing slide show of those nurturing, reassuring ideas: “Creating a Sanctuary in the Mind: Taking in the Good”  )

Other helpful books by Rick Hanson:
Buddha’s Brain
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Just One Thing, and his weekly newsletter, Just One Thing.
He and Rick Mendius, a neurologist, also have a HUGE  website WiseBrain, a treasure chest of slide shows used in workshops, information  and resources.

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North Star quote from Rick Hanson

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Note: added a few hours later…. something very special happened on Pocket Perspectives today. Some lovely women who were in my home today asked about a Spanish translation for the words on some of the “suncatchers” I create.  Georgette, from Georgette Sullens’ blog kindly translated the English words into Spanish…so the ideas can be shared with women who speak only Spanish. Isn’t that a wonderful thought? I love to think of these nurturing ideas on Nurturing Thursdays being shared with women from many places, speaking many languages…. we’re all in this together…so to share the nurturing amongst us all… I love that idea!
Thank you Georgette….and Vicky and friends who asked about it…

Link to that previous post: “Be still and know that you are loved, valued, appreciated, resourceful and strong…” now translated into Spanish and added onto the images  “estar quietos y saber, que eres amado, valorado, apreciado, ingenioso y fuerte….estar quietos y saber…”  (link to post to see more translations…)

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estar quietos y saber que eras

Link to Spanish translations of an earlier Nurturing Thursday Pocket Perspectives post: “Flexibility of Heart and Mind”… “la flexibilidad”

Spanish la flexibilidad la aceptance, la bondad, la compasion, la comprension

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And, oh dear…I was going to get my computer/suncatcher creating/mobile making room straightened out today…. maybe tomorrow???   😀

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19 Responses to “True to my North Star… but also, in this moment, I am safe enough, fed enough, loved enough and good enough”

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  3. suzicate says:

    Lovely. I think people often don’t realize how little really is enough.

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  4. So beautiful. Your posts always brighten my day. 🙂

    Cat

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  5. What fun to share with those who speak another language. Perhaps you can tag “en español” and see if searches pick these up. Fun assignment, Kathy.

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    • Georgette, thank you so much for translating those words and ideas into Spanish. I really like the idea of creating them…and sharing them… in Spanish. I had fun creating them!….and hope you enjoy seeing your contribution right there, too! 😀

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  6. lauriesnotes says:

    Lovely. The Spanish idea is wonderful.
    Thanks for putting off some straightening to share some creativity. ♡L

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  7. hugmamma says:

    Loved the video…wonderfully soothing…as are your words. hugs for helping me to pause…refresh…and re-energize. 🙂

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  8. Have you sent this to Rick? He would love it. I am a big fan of his.Sometimes post his whole Just One Thing . We just saw him and he said please use anything of mine.
    Also the whole concept of True North is a concept I have held dear for many years so happy to see it out there in the world. And I am so glad to meet you,
    Carol

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    • Hi Carol, I got his permission and have shown this one, and the “Taking in the Good” slideshow to Rick before, when I first made them a few years ago. He is sooooo kind and generous with these ideas and with people using and adapting his ideas… he’s wonderful! I was lucky to be able to take his “Taking in the Good” 6 week prototype/beta class the summer of 2012….I think there were 15 of us listening to, using and practicing the ideas he is finding so helpful. The ideas in the new book are extremely helpful and “effective”…I use them and love them!
      Do you go to his Wednesday night meditation group in SanRafael? I’ve gone a few times, but there’s just too much traffic from where I live… (Orinda)
      I also really like that True North idea….sometimes I use it as variations…”light in my lantern”…”highest aspirations” etc… that idea of the “focused” ideal and direction really appeals to me and helps to keep me on track!
      I went to a weekly class in Berkeley this morning…but, not a single parking spot in any garage or along the street…not a single one… I finally gave up and came home…impact of the BART strike, I guess?
      And the idea of The Dancer….(from your post today)….are you familiar with this image I created a few years ago …probably my very favorite, or one of them… my own true north… to dance brightly….and to encourage others in their own dance, whatever dance it might be… : ) https://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/may-we-dance-brightly-to-our-own-songs-from-our-hearts-along-our-own-paths/
      It’s so nice to meet you too…. 🙂 Kathy

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  9. auntyuta says:

    Last Thursday, 17th October, we had very serious bush fires in areas around Sydney, Australia. Hundreds lot of people lost their homes. They shelter with friends or in public places where they are looked after with clothing and being fed. The community showing these people that they are being loved. Everyone is good enough to be saved and fed and loved. The thread of bush fires getting out of hand continues with more hot weather and winds approaching over the next few days! Thousands of firefighters are on duty and doing whatever possible to keep the flames away from houses and saving lives.

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    • Ohhh… I’ve been reading about the terrible fires…my heart goes out to all the people, and animals, of those areas… what a tragedy! How special that the community is reaching out to each other and offering those basic needs… affirming that sense of our precious human family…safety, fed and loved. Oh, I so hope the winds and hot weather abate and the fires get under control. Our hearts go out to all of you there in that area…. please, be safe and be careful.

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  10. auntyuta says:

    Hello, Kathy, thank you so much for your thoughts and good wishes. 🙂 Uta.

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