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Affirmation #9: We are Love & Care

I am rich as the earth,
Nourishing as its fruit.
I am love and care.

In the times we live, there are many opportunities for us to think lesser of ourselves. When our children are unhappy for any reason, we wonder, are we good mothers and fathers? When our parents express concern, we think we may not be good children and when the same happens with our friends and siblings, we question ourselves in our roles as brothers, sisters and friends.

The way things are these days, constantly connected to thousands, the number of such incidents occur far more often than in the past, causing routine introspection to transform into self doubt, lack of confidence and low self esteem. We hammer away at ourselves much more than what we think the world does.

The way most of our bodies are wired, we exist to be happy. Unhappiness is an external phenomenon that is largely an outcome of our environment and our interactions with the environment. Unhappiness is not a natural state for us. Similarly, we’re wired to create, care and nurture as a natural response. There are very few of us who in our natural states would look upon a human tragedy and rejoice.

Just like soil, which depending on the weather can be hard and unyielding, we too experience different emotional states. But that doesn’t change who we are.

For this affirmation, I want you think about rich, dark, warm, moist and crumbly soil. In our natural states, we are that soil. Imagine a seed buried within that soil, taking in moisture, nutrients and being warm and comfortable in the embrace of the soil. That seed is everyone and everything we care for. Slowly the seed begins to sprout; a little tendril of it’s being heading up towards the sunlight, until finally becoming a massive tree. This is how we nourish and support all those around us, sometimes with our mere presence.

I am rich as the earth,
Nourishing as its fruit.
I am love and care.

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