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He was me. Who are you?

Inside every adult, there is a child crying, “Let me out.”
Lucia Capacchione in Recovery of Your Inner Child

I am online every day and if I’m not I feel lost. Recently I have become aware that my online behaviour has changed significantly. My primary reasons for connecting to the internet are either to search for something specific or, far more importantly, to communicate with other people whether they are in the same house or on the other side of the world.

I don’t seem to have the time these days to do any kind of random searching. Everything I do online has a purpose. I even struggle to read the blogs I subscribe to. I seem to rely on other people to do the searching for me. Thanks to the viral nature of the internet things reach me. Some of them spark my interest and motivate me to do some further reading, thinking and possibly even some writing. Other things I ignore. I can choose what I react to. This is how I am surviving.

Living in today’s world we are being bombarded from all angles by: information, demanding jobs, technological advances that aren’t always beneficial to our well being, global events that invariably have local ramifications, the expectation of always achieving more with less, and then there are the pressures we place on ourselves.

More often than not we can be our own worst enemies, especially when we allow ourselves to succumb to the doom and gloom that surrounds us. Worst of all is the belief that we are somehow helpless and that we have no control over the things affecting us. We manage to talk ourselves into believing there is nothing we can do to change our situation. This kind of thinking is so destructive and you can choose to turn it around.

Change your thoughts and start trusting that you know what is best for you. Connect with your inner being. Our intuition is an essential part of who we are and it won’t let us down. Even more than this we need to have the courage to listen to our intuition. This is our inner child talking to us. All too often we choose to ignore it, we keep it trapped because this is what we think we should do. Our serious adult takes over and it really doesn’t help us. This is not the creative and energetic part of us. It tends to be the kill joy who doesn’t know the meaning of spontaneity or having fun. By letting the serious adult rule our lives we are less likely to achieve the healthy and fulfilled life we dream of.

The other day, thanks to Patti Digh, I was exposed to a fantastic video that reminded me of all this. It is called ‘He Was Me’ and it was created by Peter Reynolds.

He was me by Peter H Reynold

Source: The Stellar Cafe blog

Who is the you that sits within? Have you let him or her out lately? Are you going to get on that bus today or are you going to do something different?

How about trying to let your inner child out for a breath of fresh air today and see how that feels? I bet it will put a spring in your step. Believe in yourself and trust that inner part of your being that only wants what is best for you.

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2 Responses to “He was me. Who are you?”

  1. on 25 Jul 2009 at 10:03 am Amy

    Wow – that is just what I needed to hear Marica, thank you so much for sharing. We do fill our lives up with work, “serious adult” stuff, where did we learn to put our beautiful inner child away?… You are beautiful, thanks again for this reminder, its very timely for me! 🙂

  2. on 26 Jul 2009 at 10:43 pm Marica

    I needed this reminder too Amy. Thank you for your comment and kind words. Don’t forget to get in touch the next time you’re in town.

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