Embrace Your Inner Child
Notice how children often exuberate a level of confidence and zest for learning new things- qualities we as adults long for? With their charming innocence and beautiful state of wonder, children remain dedicated in their quest to knowledge until somewhere down the line, hardships of life alter their perceptions and the initial flame that burns within all of us is diminished as we grow into our adulthood and take charge of the responsibilities.
Our dreams and aspirations get altered to fit in with the harsh facets of life and we are left with a feeling of discontent- that a certain puzzle piece is missing. This missing piece is your connection with your inner child.
Here’s a short essay on living in the state of wonder and completing embracing your inner child – the one that holds the key to authentic joy and satisfaction.
Dreams by Thao Bui
As a child, we all have dreams, aspirations, unimaginable feats we’re unrealistically trying to achieve.
Why is it that when we’re young, we’re so imaginative and willing to believe? Is it because we are still so innocent? What happens between childhood and adulthood that makes us all forget who we really are?
Maybe it’s this ideology that we’ve all taken up as a coping mechanism. Don’t expect much and you won’t be disappointed. Maybe it’s the realities of life that makes us push aside what we really want just to get by. That’s the process that I find most unfortunate of all processes in life. There’s this ever-encompassing idea that dreams can be too big for one individual to handle. We’d rather give up and settle than run that extra mile.
We’re distracted by things we think we need and when we are unable to grasp it, our world goes awry. Everything is wrong, but nothing is really wrong.
The difference between childhood and adulthood is the ability to put your dreams into actions.
The child inside you believes…while the adult inside you acts. If it’s just one life that we have now…it’s everything in between that makes it a great ending.