How often have you just wanted to stay in a moment that you could hold onto for longer then just that, a moment?
I often wonder what happens to that inner child within us all – is it that we sell our “inner child” to this preconceived adult life that requires a mature approach, no silly hearts allowed.
I had a conversation with a friend recently that went a little something like this; I asked them, being an adult, if they would ever play hide and seek and they responded “yes” followed by a laugh or two of course, nonetheless, the answer was yes.
It’s funny how activities such as hide and seek never lose their appeal – there’s something about crawling beneath a counter top or tucking yourself in the dark corners of your closet to hide from your seeker that feeds your inner self.
It is clear that our inner child will never go away for we acquire a need to be reminded that life is too short to fill the unrealistic shoes of an adult – which are too big most days.
We tend to get caught up in keeping up with everyone else that in turn only puts us farther behind.
At what point do we make the choice to eliminate ourselves from an equation that has been working for us up until we hit adulthood – for most that seems to be the time when we start feeling the pressure to “grow up.”
We grow up under the influence of our parents, we go through the schooling process to then find a career, to then find our “soul mate”, to then marry, to then have children, to then…. exhausting isn’t it – just listing the list is exhausting.
We’ve recycled this pattern so much that it has become normality rather a natural progression.
Perhaps that is the underlying factor that causes our inner child to grow up that much quicker, therefore, losing touch with it sooner than expected.
So, if there is anything you take from this, do the things you loved to do when you were a child – get to know yourself again.