We all can remember the joy of childhood when everything was fresh and new…but this awareness continues in the background of the right brain buried behind all our socially conditioned adult expectations and goals…but at times when we are able to suspend this continues preoccupation our inner child has a chance to express itself.

This concept called an Inner Child has been a part of the world for a very long time. Carl Jung called it the “Divine Child” and Emmet Fox called it the “Wonder Child.” Some psychotherapist call it the “True Self”. And Charles Whitfield called it the “Child Within.”

The Inner Child refers to that part of each of us which is ultimately alive, energetic, creative and fulfilled; it is our “Genuine Authentic Self”, who we know deep within us, our “Real Self.”

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso

Social conditioning is more concerned with conformity than creative individuality. ~Sid

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult. ~Sigmund Freud

We are detoured away from our natural intelligence of the right brain in order to develop a dominant left brain. ~ Sid

There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago. ~J. Robert Oppenheimer

Sensory perception is the natural awareness of the right brain but is usually subdued by the thinking process of the aggressive left brain. ~ Sid

Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do. ~Jean de la Bruyere

The left brain ego is obsessed with the past and future leaving little time for awareness of the present. ~ Sid

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. ~Norman Podhoretz

The left brain’s sense of order is a necessary tool for survival and maintaining a standard of living but usually mistaken as our true identity. ~ Sid

The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius. ~Rebecca Pepper Sinkler

It is important to distinguish the difference between childishness and childlike. ~ Sid

A grownup is a child with layers on. ~Woody Harrelson

The layers are a social facade covering up our more authentic inner child and right brain. ~ Sid

2 Responses

  1. Hi renaye,

    Most of us are hynotized by the value judgements of good and bad imposed by society…awakening from this hypnotic state is a dramatic event.


  2. it’s hard to maintain our inner child when the adults keep on telling us that certain things we do esp painting is wrong… when the truth is there’s no right and wrong. the human society is so tied up the norm that we no longer dare to venture to be different.

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