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    Even when we age we always have that inner child within us. That kid that had dreams, happiness, ambition and imagination. That child lives within us all.

    We must strive to protect that inner child within us at all costs. Because they live forever within each of us. Don’t hurt or neglect that inner child within you. Strive to protect them by doing better and keeping those hopes and dreams alive for them. Never forget that inner child is a reflection of yourself a younger you. Let them remind you that you’re not just doing this for your current self but you’re doing it to protect them. The inner child is those deep emotions that live within each of us. They are the ones that made us either stronger to get to where we need. Even if we haven’t reached they are the ones that try to do the best they can to make those thoughts a reality by feeding us with dreams, happiness, ambition and imagination. There are those within you that you protect and those externally from family and friends. Protect all thats internal and external to you. Strive to become better then you were yesterday by making your dreams come true this year!

    Be a better you.

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    #128963
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    Hi seek,

    Welcome to the forum!

    The culture here is to engage in meaningful discussions and ask questions.

    What is it you want to know?

    Inky

    #129121
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    I am sensing an advertisement for something.

    #129257
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    seek
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    Sorry, I don’t have any intention to advertise but to share knowledge which I’ve come about acquiring from my own personal experiences.

    I know I’ve been through ups and downs myself and was hoping caring for your inner child (meaning your dream) would show people that it’s important to never let go of your dreams. Even when it’s the case of being struck emotionally by being let down by our falls or by others. The dreams we had must always live on.

    Don’t want to send any wrong messages as that is not my intention. I would like for all of us as a community come together and share our knowledge that helps us get past issues for those of us that are trying to over come.

    #129263
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    Dear seek:

    You wrote: “the dreams we had (as children) must always live on”- I disagree. A very common dream children have is that an unloving parent will love them someday. This dream often survives into adulthood and old age, causing lots and lots of misery and dysfunction to the dreamer. I believe this dream must die.

    You must be referring to a different kind of dreams. What are those dreams that must always live on, for you?

    anita

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    #129271
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    I liked your post as its something I think we need to be reminded us.
    Anita is right there are unhealthy “dreams’ or hopes/fantasy that should not be held onto however I don’t think that is what you meant.

    When I think of the inner child I think of eyes made for wonder… eyes still open to wonder.

    You reminded me of something I read a few years ago and I think was in need of remembering.

    “If you have a place in your life where your eyes can still gape, your knees quiver, and your mind boggle, you are open for wonder. and, open to wonder, you are ready for life’s surprises, even the greatest of all; that it can be all right when everything is wrong.

    Keep the door open to wonder and even the ordinary people around you will take on and odd dimension of mystery. Every person you know will be a potential eye-opener. You may meet people you do not like, but you will never again meet a person you can take for granted.
    Wonder kills stereotypes. All the people clustered around you – people bound to you by routine loyalty, others floating at the fringes of your inner circle – they are all awesome folk, each one hiding a mystery far to deep for the likes of us to have all figured out.

    If we could get tuned to see the wonder in other people, we may also be ready for the mystery of our own selves. there is more to us then meets the eye. Do not let the wonder-killers of the world destroy your sense of wonder at the mystery and marvel of your very soul.

    With wonder you may be able , when the dark sky falls upon you, when life is skewed, your situation off center, you may just be able to see what others cannot see, at a level below any they guess existed. in spite of everything, you may be able to know that your are all right.

    Blessed are the wonder-full, for they shell see G_d, and they alone shall know themselves. LB Smedes

    Thanks

    #137689
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    Dear seek:

    You wrote: “the dreams we had (as children) must always live on”- I disagree. A very common dream children have is that an unloving parent will love them someday. This dream often survives into adulthood and old age, causing lots and lots of misery and dysfunction to the dreamer. I believe this dream must die.

    You must be referring to a different kind of dreams. What are those dreams that must always live on, for you?

    anita

    Hey Anita,

    I apologize if I misunderstood and apologize for the late response.

    We all have our own dreams or child hood fantasies of what we wanted to be as we grew older. Some of us have managed to pursue those dreams and some of us have not. The child within us all is a reminder of pursuing our goals and dreams by not giving up on them. Therefore giving us an uplifting spirit of pursuing those dreams by protecting that inner child within us all. The inner child is innocent but what the child seeks is pure. The dreams I talk about aren’t hate or unloving parents but to give you strength and encouragement of following your dreams and not neglecting your inner child (hope and dreams) as you get older in life.

    “Strive to protect them by doing better and keeping those hopes and dreams alive for them. Never forget that inner child is a reflection of yourself a younger you. Let them remind you that you’re not just doing this for your current self but you’re doing it to protect them.”

    Reason why I quote this portion is to let you know that you’re always striving to do better by being a better you each day. In hope of being a better you will allow you to obtain your hopes and dreams one day.

    The inner child is powerful yet pure. I’ll put it in another way. It’s a tool to let us overcome the fear and stepping out of our boundaries. Instead of staying in our boundaries it allows us to explore and grow by being and doing something we’ve always wanted. Therefore you are constantly driven to wake up every morning and make those dreams and hopes a reality.

    I hope this helps clarify.

    Thanks Anita for taking the time to read. I appreciate your question and I do apologize about replying so late once again.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Profile photo of seek seek.
    #137693
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    Hey Peter,

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful read on Eyes made for wonder. Truly did remind me a lot of what I was talking about in Caring for the inner child within us all.

    “Open to wonder, you are ready for life’s surprises, even the greatest of all; that it can be all right when everything is wrong.”

    Quoting this portion of Eyes made of Wonder I feel the sense of this can be related with what I’m talking about. Breaking out of our boundaries and exploring life alone gives us more depth and perspective about us. Yet when we have beaten mentally or physically by the world it self we tend to head for cover and stay in this bubble of ours that makes us comfortable. I have a wise mentor who once told me.

    “Don’t ever be comfortable no matter where you are in life.”

    Truly this was a wide awakening for me. More like a slap in the face type of deal. I was blown by what he stated and noticed people around me. This was truly life changing and a wide awakening for me. I started to notice people around me and how comfortable they were by sticking with the same routine and not progressing. Therefore the people around me didn’t have drive or anything to look forward to(Truly they were neglecting or had already fully neglected their inner child). They were comfortable with the ways they lived in by not breaking out of their comfort zone, as this would only cause more pain towards them by thinking of doing something when they haven’t even tried for themselves. Life is more about doing at times. But to make the initial push from my own experiences. The only way to break free is to do something before you think about doing it cause we as people have a tendency for scarring our selves away from new and different things. we do this by using our imaginations and delve into how it might feel before even try whatever that new thing might be.

    Thank you Pete for sharing that wonderful read on Eyes made for wonder. Love the fact that it had brought good memories.

    I apologize for the late reply as well. Thanks again for sharing. Lets keep up the positivity and make this world a better place :).

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