The word “nurturing” actually means “to encourage and sustain.” In other words, it’s what we do with the love and joy and the hope and encouragement we have for ourselves and others. Nurturing is what we do with our relationships, our families, our friendships, and our work. It’s what we do with our finances and our physical health.
We also care about other people. That’s why we all nurture each other in our relationships; we care about the relationship because we want it to be healthy and good. But nurturing can be different for different people. We all want to nurture ourselves, we all want to nurture our children. And so people can be nurturing to each other and nurturing to their children and their own self-esteem in different ways. But the most important thing about nurturing is that it’s good for us.
All people are nurturers to some extent. Some people are nurturers to more than others. We also nurture ourselves. However, people nurture themselves in different ways. For example, some people nurture their children by being there, encouraging them to be independent and healthy. Others may nurture themselves by being more self-sacrificing and self-centered. And some people may nurture themselves by being more self-absorbed and self-indulgent.
What a difference between nurturists and self-nurturists. The first group is a self-sacrificing, self-indulgent self-nurturist. The second group is a self-absorbed, self-indulgent self-nurturist.
You tend to nurture people who are self-sacrificing and self-indulgent, and they tend to nurture you. Why? Because the more people you nurture, the more you tend to become. That’s the power of connection.
The power of connection.
The power of connection. And the beauty of connection. It’s the bond between two people, that is the strength of their bond. We tend to cultivate our relationship with others, and we always want to feel that connection, not to be left with strangers. It is the link between us and our connection with one another that is the real strength of our relationship with one another.
So I’m happy to be your “personality person.” I like to think of myself as a person with a sense of humor, which helps me get a feel for the world around me. Because I’m a person, I understand the world around me, and know that I’m not going to be stuck in a world I’m never going to be stuck in.
People who are stuck in a world they cannot change tend to have a hard time letting go. They are stuck in a world that they cannot change, and so they cling to the idea that everything is ok, that it can all go back to normal, and that they are still ok. But there is a kind of hopelessness to this that is hard to shake.
The thing to understand about staying stuck in one place is that you cannot change the world around you, the things you see, the things you hear. If you were to become one of those people stuck in a place they are not able to change, this would be the worst possible time for you to be a victim of tragedy.