By Jen Zmurchyk – Prairie Sky Wellness
In every adult there lurks a child; an eternal child, someone that is always becoming, and is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention, and education. That is the part of the personality which wants to develop and become whole.Carl G. Jung
The inner child. That beautiful, sweet, innocent, magical, and pure part of ourselves. That little boy or girl who wants to play, who wants to laugh, who wants to sing, who wants to discover, who has an eternal curiosity about the wonders of the world.
Often as adults we forget this part of ourselves. Though we are housed in these awkward grown bodies, busily going through daily life with responsibilities, burdens, and never ending bills to pay, that little kid in us is still there.
Wanting to come out, to feel the sunshine on their face, to play in the dirt and feel the mud squish between their toes. To gleefully jump into a huge pile of leaves, or if you are in Canada where I live this time of year, to gleefully jump into a huge snow bank.
So hug your inner child today. Remind them that they are loved, wanted, protected, needed, and safe. Tell them that is is ok to come out and play, to explore, to experience unbridled joy. The adult part of you will thank you.