My son is graduating from babyhood. He’s a little boy now. Reflecting on his sweet journey fills me with such love and gratitude.
A growing child experiences many chapters in life. Their transformation is quite significant. As just a baby, they learn to eat and poop, to crawl, walk, and climb, to make sounds and words, and fall off to sleep. All of this change is encouraged, embraced and enjoyed.
Babies do all these wonderful things because of their ability to observe their surroundings and absorb like a sponge, to open their hearts to the magic of the moment and to surprise us always with their smile, laughter and generosity.
They teach us so much! And along the way, we can be gracefully reminded of our own personal journeys and what we've learned, and how it has affected our physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being. If we were to follow our very own example of how we approached the world as a child, we would thrive!
Somehow we lose that focus as we age. We kind of forget about what it means to celebrate the inner child and indulge in new knowledge, experience and insights without judgment. How good it feels to be learning something new, to be challenged and to overcome!
We never stop growing. We learn throughout our lives. The key is to be at conscious choice and to go learn something that makes us truly excited and engaged with the world, and to share with others.
I want to invite you now to connect to your inner child. Take a moment, look within and ask what new discovery or adventure is calling you. Be open and think about all the possibilities! Let your inner child come out and play and amaze again at the world anew.
When we engage with our potential, when we live our purpose, when we honor our wholeness, we heal from within and create a more just and harmonious world.