Focusing on inner growth from life experiences in all stages of our lives. Finding and implementing ways to age in a positive manner
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
WOUNDED WOMEN, TREATING OURSELVES WITH KINDNESS
Last night I was in my little office looking for a card to send to a friend. I have a huge card collection, plus I enjoy making cards. I often buy cards when I travel, glue them in to my journal, and write about my day in the card.... Anyway, while I was digging around in the drawer, I saw a card that I had purchase in Tennessee in Gatlinburg. I just love the artist, paul murray, and think he really captures such beautiful sketches of children and the elderly. This was a card that I just loved and had meant to frame. I love the innocent expression on the face of this little MISS CUMBERLAND. It also brought me a certain sadness to see this sweet and innocent face, and made me think of how so many of us have great psychological wounds , often starting in childhood. Many times, these wounds dominate our lives and make it hard for us to recover or function at our peak. Recently I wrote an article about Self care, and when i saw the innocence of this childs eyes, it made me think how very important it is to treat ourselves with the tenderness, forgiveness , and acceptance that we would offer readily to this child. We need to honor our own child, for many of us are innocently damaged from past experiences. Look in the mirror and allow your self to see your own.... INNER CHILD.... then treat yourself as you would this child in her innocence. Often so hard to do, but visualizing your own "child" in her innocence, makes it, I think, an easier thing to be kind to ourselves.