I Am Learning to Love My Inner Child

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    I have just discovered the concept of inner

    child via thich nhat hanh I am trying to integrate that scared shy part of myself into my adult self with imagery and mindfulness I wish I had tried to do this many years ago! But better now than never
    dogprince dogprince
    51-55, M
    Jun 6, 2015

    The Innocence Within Our Hearts

    Within each of our hearts resides our innocence, the child that we know too well from our early childhood to where we are right now. Some of us hide our inner child because of the life we lead, protecting it from all that can hurt us and or make us fearful. We protect it by any...
    GateKeepersLight9 GateKeepersLight9
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2011

    Hmmm

    I have never been insecure about myself but I have found a part of me that a friend of mine brings out that is extremely vulnerable.  I have never felt this emotional response before and I am riding a rollercoaster that is up and then down in regards to it. I feel like a...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    Nov 21, 2009

    Loving My Inner Child

    It took me almost 40 years to really come to know and understand the various parts of myself. Of course, there is the adult part of me that functions well in the world, works, makes decisions, and interacts with others. But, there also are younger parts to me that are inner...
    femme7 femme7
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jul 24, 2008

    Learn? Animation movies/ series will always

    and forever be my number one (#1) genre!! <3 Then it is the Fantasy genre that takes second place. 'Yer Jalan Atthirari Anni'
    Ricesha Ricesha
    18-21, F
    Oct 15, 2015

    Why is it for every revelation I have reality

    knocks me down three times harder? Why is it that I've tried for years to heal my inner child and father issue it keeps coming back the same as ever? How? Can someone just guide me how to survive like this? I am capable of giving and receiving love but my inner child is just...
    SapphireSol SapphireSol
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2014

    I just did an inner child meditation

    where I pulled up to the first house I can remember in my car and met with my inner child which I do often and what my inner child wanted was for me to take him with me. And I felt very empowered after that like I had reclaimed my inner child. At Least for the ages of 1-5. And...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso
    26-30, M
    Jun 6, 2015

    Doing the emotional work of grieving the things

    I repressed gave me a gift today, I recalled a laugh I hadn't heard in years and the friendship we shared. And I feel unstuck or less stuck on an issue that continues to cause pain in my friendships with women. Once again it was a belief that I picked up from others that was...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    Ever Hear Of Reiki?

    Did you Know you could send Reiki to yourself as a child?
    littleonejade littleonejade
    46-50, F
    Nov 5, 2012

    Finding My Inner Child

    Many years ago in the early 1990's I read a book titled "Healing Your Aloneness". It deals with and helps identify the different inner personalities we all have. It gave me such an insight to the facts that I had shut my inner child off trying to be so "Grown Up" and taking care...
    Fit2betied Fit2betied
    46-50
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

    Hanging Out With Little Me

    I came across a youtube video about interacting and healing my inner child by creating a safe place, in my mind, like a garden where adult me and little me can go and talk and play.  I tried it for the first time today, and I could feel a comfort inside of me.  I asked little...
    italianchi1010 italianchi1010
    22-25
    1 Response Mar 25, 2011

    My inner child had run away from home,

    so I used to say. I think I was soothing my loss of innocence with humor, something I have always done. Now my inner child has come in from the cold rain and is healing with by a fire where we sit together in comfortable loving silence knowing that between the words is where...
    thykermit thykermit
    46-50, M
    Feb 25

    One of the Things I Like About Being Small

    One of the things I enjoy about allowing myself to go inside and be in a small or little inner child place is the peace that can be found there. To get there means letting go of all of my adult responsibilities, expectations, and ways of perceiving myself and the world. Once in...
    femme7 femme7
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Jul 31, 2008

    Something that has come up over

    and over again is my high tolerance for emotional abuse. I'm so used to being verbally abused that I don't recognize people are doing it until after the conversation. I learned early on to ignore my feelings, or to put it better I was taught to ignore how I felt and minimized by...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2015
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