Don’t you hate it when you see parents toting their children through a park while tethering them to a leash? At least I do.
Did you know there’s a good chance that you are doing the same thing? Yes, the same thing. Except the leash is inside you, and that child is your inner child.
Yesterday I wrote about how kids can ask the funniest questions about our world. Why this, and how come that. You were once that same child.
There’s a good chance that you were also treated like other children, told to wait, told to never mind, and told that it was just the way it was. There’s another good chance that you hid your inner optimism, curiosity, and enthusiasm from your parts all the way till you went away to college. There you allowed it to express itself again in new ways.
You probably took courses like English, or Psychology, or even Philosophy, in an attempt to get a better understanding about our world; your world; yourself.
It didn’t work, did it?
Faced with the pressures of family, reality, economy, and survival, you have grown the way almost everyone else has grown – into a common sense individual who no longer asks silly questions.
But that child is still a part of you. Look inside. Don’t you still wonder where sneezes come from? Why we sleep? Why baby bunnies are so cute? Why their tails are white and round? Or why their poop is so tiny, round, and black?
Let your child out. Ask questions. It’s the only way we’re going to get out of this mess.