Finding Your Inner Child
We need to practice loving speech and deep listening with ourselves first of all. The inner child in us, the deepest part of us, has been trying to tell us for so many years certain things about ourselves, but we just don’t hear it. It’s like being in a crowded and noisy market. Neither can we hear a voice calling us nor can we hear the sound of a pin dropping. But when the market closes down and the cacophony ceases, if there’s a child crying, we will hear it.
In the same way, we need to cultivate this quietude in ourselves throughout the day, so that when the cries from deep down inside us rise up, we will hear them. We will recognize ourselves for the first time. We will understand why we are the way we are, why we behave certain ways. Only when we can to do this for ourselves will we be able to do it for other people. Only then can we discover each other anew every day and in every moment.
Sister Dang Nghiem, Mindfullness is Medicine — A story of healing body and spirit.