A little over two years ago I wrote about a post about the importance of listening to your Inner Child. Synonyms are the terms as described in the title and yes, they are all connected to a person’s ego.
A few months before I created that post, I started to connect with Dr. Gulara Vincent, Since we started to interact, she became very special to me and still is today. The open raw way of writing of this Beautiful Soul encouraged me to open up myself again. She reminded me of the importance of your Inner Child. Gulara and I share the conviction you need to take care of your Inner Child.
This is what I wrote, back in 2016:
There are moments throughout life you feel misunderstood, unworthy, second guessing yourself constantly. Maybe you wanted to be a soccer player, a ballerina, a pilot, a psychologist. You did your best at school, pleasing your parents in an attempt to be acknowledged for who you are. Overwhelmed at times by the burden of adult problems laid upon your shoulders, being told you have to take responsibility for your family, be loyal and loves always seems to be accompanied by conditions.
As soon as you started to create opinions of your own, composing your own principles, fighting for the right to express, trying to become who you need to be, family and friends succeeded in convincing you your new-found paths were the wrong paths to take. They may even twist the truth for their own needs.
Life can be harsh and people who claim they love you can make you feel confused, desperate to a point you just want to disappear. So you start building walls, distanced yourself from the world you live in and even forgot about your Inner Child.
It is tempting to forever hold a grudge and blame the persons who’ve hurt you, who deprived your innocence physically or mentally. It’s human nature to seek for someone to blame, instinctively trying to protect yourself. Even if you have every right to blame your caretakers, parents or anyone else who have put you through emotional and/or physical pain, there comes a time you have to let go.
No doubt, it will be easier to do, if you find the love of your life, or anyone else who acknowledge your capabilities, your abilities and will have your back at whatever path you choose to walk.
However, to me, Inner Child resembles your true self, your core.
Who better than you, knows who you truly are?
Dare to care for your Inner Child. Grieve for and comfort him/her. Slowly, or fast, break free. Unchain yourself from the shackles of your past, step out the cage you threw yourself into, break down the walls.
Your Inner Child is depending on you.
You are worthy.
Today I would like to add: Don’t stop growing, don’t stop caring for your Inner Child. Reflect yourself, write a Manifesto to remind yourself of who you are, or reach out to someone to guide you finding your true core again.
The term ego is often negatively associated. When one is too self-absorbed, lives in a bubble all the time and forgot he/she is not the only person that matters… I can understand how you might dislike such person. However, sometimes it is perfectly fine to disconnect from your environment for a little while and put yourself first. To take a good look at yourself, at the people in your life, at your choices.
Regardless the term you prefer 😉