My child self.
This is who I am looking at today.
When the judgement and self critique comes in high this is who I will look at. When discouragement and disapproval rise, this is the self that I am reminded of.
This child. Our child selves. Our children. The children. Tender. Precious. Beautiful. Unadulterated. Joy filled. Curious. Wonder filled. Intuitive. Open hearted. Wide open minded. Carefree.
This is who I am looking at today. With kind, soft, curious, grateful, loving eyes. This is what gets lost in translation between heart and mind between the days, weeks and years. We can remember and gently re-integrate, reconnect moment by moment. First we notice and then …
Thanks Madonna Maher for the invitation to look at her today and Renee Trudeau for speaking about connecting to our 3-4 year old self during our recent podcast conversation. And grateful for my boys who invite me (and challenge me) to inhabit this space everyday. And to my own beautiful mother who brought me into this world.
Grab a photo of your child self and notice who you are and who you see. Keep it close. It will touch your tender heart.