See a gallery of 12 quotes on nurturing.

  • Inside each of us there is a beautiful flower garden. This is the garden of the soul. Here we can enjoy the fragrance of each and every flower and discover the true beauty and boundless freedom of our inner selves.
    — Sri Chinmoy
  • We are each meant to be mothers of God.
    — Meister Eckhart quoted in Communion, Community, Commonweal edited by John Mogabgab
  • In New Zealand, some nurseries plant kiwi fruit vines near other plants because the kiwi fruit attract bees. The bees then pollinate not only the kiwi but the other plants as well. The same can be said about nurturing activities in which we get involved. Such food for our soul not only feeds us now but also opens up new possibilities that we might not have even considered.
    — Robert J. Wicks in After 50
  • Looking deeply at any one thing, we see the whole cosmos. The one is made of the many. To take care of ourselves, we take care of those around us.
    — Thich Nhat Hanh in Cultivating the Mind of Love
  • Personal holiness involves what you take into your body, visually, aurally, or orally. You are what you see and hear.
    — Lawrence Kushner in The Book of Words
  • Self-care is not selfish or self-indulgent. We cannot nurture others from a dry well. We need to take care of our own needs first, then we can give from our surplus, our abundance.
    — Jennifer Louden in The Woman's Comfort Book
  • Teaching a child to care for a goldfish — learning about its needs, respecting its otherness, delighting in its shimmering colors and swimming skills — is a better education in caring than is a lecture on global warming.
    — Sallie McFague in Super, Natural Christians
  • Living in the womb of God, caressed by the touch of the Beloved, I am made whole and regain the strength to meet the next moment. As I learn to be present to God in the midst of the dailiness and clutter of my life, I begin to see that I live in the womb of God. God encompasses me as a mother and father caress their unborn child. The child cannot see her parents caressing her, but senses she is loved and known.
    — Celeste Snowber Schroeder in In the Womb of God
  • To my inner perceptions, the whole of creation is constantly in a state of birthing — myriad possibilities, potentials, insights, energies, and qualities are emerging daily — and we are deeply woven into that process as midwives, participants, creations, creatures, and co-creators all rolled into one.
    — David Spangler in Parent as Mystic, Mystic as Parent
  • When the body is finally listened to, it becomes eloquent. It's like changing from a fiddle to a Stradivarius. It gets much more highly attuned.
    — Marion Woodman in Interviews with Marion Woodman
  • I have a thin red fabric from India that I drape around my neck as a scarf when I take a long-distance flight. Nobody needs to know that this scarf is sometimes a covering for my altar at home, but I can't forget that it is soaked with years of prayer.
    — Regina Sara Ryan in Praying Dangerously

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