Josh Langley

Being with your inner child

The person most often neglected in our lives, is our little inner selves. The little child we left behind and abandoned for whatever reason, even if it was just so that we thought we should be an adult now.

Yet if we knew how much our inner child dictated our current lives, we’d be shocked and not the least bit amazed. Old patterns and beliefs from childhood play out every day. That hurt and wounded child is now responding to what’s happening at home, at work and even on the freeway when some idiot cuts you off.

‘Didn’t you see me? I’m here too ya dickhead!’

I’ve read some awesome books on inner child work, including the classic ‘Homecoming’ by John Bradshaw and there’s one common theme that runs through them all.

And it’s the freeway thing. – ‘Didn’t you see me? I’m here too ya dickhead!’ (though maybe not be said in those exact words).

Your inner child only wants to be seen by you. Acknowledged that they’re there.

We all want to be seen, to be noticed and that’s all your inner child wants too.

There’s nothing to fix

It’s not too late to reconnect. It never is.

And you don’t have to do anything. You don’t need to fix anything, plan anything, or even apologise for going awol.

Merely stop for a second, close your eyes and turn your attention inwards.

And say to yourself, ‘I’m here. I see you. I’m here’.
Then sit with whatever comes up.

That’s all you have to do. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Don’t be afraid of the emotions that may arise. They have to come out in some way or another and it’s best they come out safely now, as opposed to screaming at Bernard who ate last slice of pizza from the office work lunch, and he’s left wondering what the hell happened!

I’m here. I see you.
Welcome home, to yourself.

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