OUR INNER CHILD

“Unless we become as a little child we would not see nor enter the kingdom of God.”~Bible

I enjoy the awareness of having an inner child but also feel it is the most important part of my personality…I have tried to guess its age and judge it to be about 8 years old…but what is most remarkable about my inner child is that it does not get any older…everything else about me changes with time except my inner child…it is ageless and timeless in the same way as the Universe…could it be our inner child is a reminder of our true roots?

Carl Jung describes our inner child as the “Divine Child”…Willam Wordsworth refers to “the child as the father of the man”…the child naturally has spiritual qualities as we can all remember during our childhood and continue to see in all children …most cultures attempt to prepare children to become active members of their community by impressing upon them how much they have to learn before they can become an adult.

Unfortunately little recognition is given to the miraculous wonders of childhood…can we fully tell children about their natural inborn wonders and the great potential of developing these extraordinary qualities ?…can our inner child be the foundation of our personality from which all growth flourishes ?…and instead of experiencing ourself as a separate and socially conditioned adult we would feel totally at one with our natural inner child…and when our inner child is finally free, it can over time develop higher levels of intuitive thinking which leads to wisdom.

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

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

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

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

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


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