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Your Inner Child Awaits

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Today is my first snowfall after 2 years of living in the sunny Caribbean, best cialis medicine and as I look out the hospital clinic window, viagra sales treatment I’m nostalgic of all the fun childhood memories of playing in the snow – building snow forts, endless snowball fights.  Oh what I would give to turn back time and experience those carefree moments again :) There’s nothing like a cold, snowy winter day to get the brain thinking…

Children have a unique way of fostering the most important relationship they’ll ever have – a relationship with themselves.  First they learn imaginary, solitary play, developing their likes/dislikes and communication skills and then graduate to playing with others.  They spend most of their years trying to assert their independence, discovering the world, and making their mark wherever they go.  This natural process helps establish a “self-relationship”; a bond that should seemingly never be broken, but unfortunately, that happens sometimes.

Venturing into adulthood isn’t an easy process.  We navigate through unchartered territories of emotions and experiences that may force us to push aside what we want and who we are.  In this process that bond with ourselves weakens.  Without realizing, we sacrifice our relationship with ourself to satisfy the needs and wants of others.  Ironically, however, that “self-relationship” is quintessential to establishing any relationship with someone.  I need to understand and accept myself before I can understand and accept another.  Adding a friendship or lover to my life should be a wonderful addition, not a necessity to feel whole.  Continually nourishing that bond with yourself is key to sustaining any other relationship in the future.

Let’s go back to the uninhibited time of childhood and rekindle our once forgotten relationship.  How will you start anew?

As for me, I shall make a snow angel after work :)

I would love to hear your thoughts. Happy reading :)