|6 months old, and being cared for :-)|
Many of us forget that such a part even lives inside us. We're adults who drive ourselves mercilessly with work, responsibilities, and schedules; when mistakes happen, we lacerate ourselves with self-criticism. We rarely celebrate our accomplishments, instead racing to the next thing on our "to do" list.
No wonder we end up with insomnia, backaches, muscle pain, indigestion, irritability, depression, anxiety, and fatigue! No wonder so many of us have resentment just beneath the surface of our smiles. Our Inner Child registers all this mistreatment and neglect, expressing its suffering in symptoms.
What would happen if, instead, we took the time to gently get to know this child? What if we looked after it, making sure it's regularly loved and nourished?
What if we explained to it the plans for each day, making sure our Inner Child is willing to come along? Sometimes our Inner Child can warns us when plans need to change. Also, what if we prepared a little bag each day with things it might need -- healthy snacks, or other comforts?
We as adults, or Mothers (Conscious Mind, or Uhane) can do these things -- and can lovingly show the Child how to release or let go of painful memories.
There's a loving child inside all of us. Care for it, and connect with peace. Try this, next time you have a talk to give, or a deadline to meet. Take a moment to breathe with your Inner Child, and see what it needs. S/he just might surprise you with a smile. :-)
Peace begins with me,