OUR INNER CHILD


I not only 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”…William 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 …unfortunately, most cultures attempt to undermine the inner child by impressing upon children how much they have to learn before becoming an adult.

Generally little recognition is given to the miraculous wonders of childhood and their natural inborn gifts along with the great potential of developing these extraordinary qualities…however our inner child can be the foundation of our personality from which all growth flourishes…and instead of experiencing our self as a separate and socially conditioned adult we can feel totally at one with our natural inner child.

“The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart.” ~Mencius

“One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.” ~Sam Levenson

“If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.” ~Jean Piaget

“If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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