The more time goes on, the more I realize the importance of comforting my inner child. Regardless of my actual age, I realize that I always have an inner child who may need soothing.
I am a good parent to my inner child.
When something triggers me in the outer world, I step back and take a breath. I check with my inner child to see what is wrong.
I comfort my inner child before I attack others from a place of woundedness.
I find an appropriate time and place to take the time to see to my inner child’s needs. I wrap up my inner child in a blanket to feel warm and safe. I use soothing tones in my voice as I speak gently to my inner child.
I nourish my inner child with kindness.
I take time out to allow my inner child to play and enjoy life. I rock my inner child to sleep when I feel scared.
I give myself encouragement. I reward my inner child with a hug just for being itself. I take myself out for an ice cream cone, without shame.
As I continue to nurture my inner child, I see it growing with excitement about life. I see my enthusiasm return. I see my pessimism diminish.
Today, I am doing whatever it takes to create a happy environment for my inner child. I ensure that it feels safe. I encourage playfulness. As my inner child becomes happier, I notice my adult self becoming happier too!
- What does my inner child need right now?
- How can I let my inner child come out to play more often?
- What is the most important thing I need to learn from my inner child?