Identify Your Inner Child -Fun Way to Practice Mindfulness

March 15, 2021

Identify Your Inner Child -Fun Way to Practice Mindfulness

Mental Health

No matter how older you grow, how much mature you get, how many life experiences you gain – your inner child followed you wherever you went. Your inner child is a mirror image of exactly how you were in your childhood in the serial order of how you have passed through your development stages, a live portrait of your cheerful and innocent dreams.

But, as we grow older and get busy in our respective lives, we lose connection to our inner child and those amazing dreams and playfulness. And that’s when we start forgetting the art of staying positive in all odds. We forget to forget the things that bring conflict. We forget to find happiness in flying colors, flowing water and paper toys. To sum up, we forget to live life.

This is the reason, researchers emphasize on the need of identifying your inner child to stay lively and avoid problems related to stress, anxiety and depression. And, the way they suggest to achieve it is practicing mindfulness. 

Mindfulness: A Great Way to Enjoy Life to the Fullest

Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves. Consider, for example: a magician who cuts his body into many parts and places each part in a different region—hands in the south, arms in the east, legs in the north, and then by some miraculous power lets forth a cry which reassembles whole every part of his body. Mindfulness is like that—it is the miracle which can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness so that we can live each minute of life.”

  • Hanh (1976, p. 14)

The phenomenon of the inner child is a reflection of the one’s childhood experiences that are remembered throughout life. Therefore, it’s important we have only good memories to cherish and bad ones to leave behind. That’s where the role of mindfulness comes into play.

After opening the door to a connection with your inner child, it’s important to listen to the feelings that enter.

Mindfulness is a force that opens the door to connect to your inner child – your happiest being – so that you can listen to the feelings that make you feel happy. These are the feelings that give you strength to overcome strong emotions, old wounds and discomfort.

There are numerous feelings that compromise your quality of life including abandonment or rejection, insecurity, anger over unmet needs, vulnerability, anxiety, and guilt or shame. These are the situations when mindfulness can help you stay positive in life and avoid negative feelings.

Here are a few ways you can practice mindfulness with:

Journal Like You Would Have Wanted as a Child

Journaling, as researchers suggest, is a great way to neutralize confusing or challenging experiences and emotional turmoil. Keeping a journal can help you identify the changes you would like to make in your adult life to make positive changes in your life.

You are Never Late to be a Child Again

Childhood is a blessing that you can enjoy at any point in your life. All you need to reach out to your inner child. Cultivate your will to be a child again. Your childhood may not be that pleasant you wanted it to be but it is just a matter of choice. Choose your childhood. Find pleasure in what you have…those little things you might miss in your day-to-day life. It will give you a sense of self confidence and motivation and give you a feeling that life is worth living once again.

Call for Help

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