What does getting in touch with your inner child mean?

@sergedan (768)
Romania
December 28, 2007 12:57pm CST
I have just begun my journey into 2 psychological books ,and one philosopher mentioned this in his thoughts,so I wonder what he meant by that. I'd also like to know what does this help with.
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@nicolecab (923)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Have you ever seen an adult at walt disney world riding all the kid rides and just not careing. That is an adult getting in touch with their inner child. i think it is important for adults to find their inner child every once in a while it reminds us that we dont have to take life so serious every single minute.
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• United States
31 Dec 07
Is the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, Nietczhe, Thomas Merton or whom ? I feel this statement means that a person is supposed to accept innocence as a child would before determining as an adult would, the injustice of everything. Getting in touch with a place that felt no ridicule, no bitterness, no discretion, no fear, no pressure, and even no social connection that could threaten the connection between you and your caregiver ? I am curious which two psychological books you are reading and which philosophizer you are quoting for that is a very profound statement and wise advice . . . sharing the light and happy holidays, Miss Erica Hidvegi, the Enlightenment_Advisor, B.A. Psych/M.A. Transpersonal Studies- Cnslng/Author, Artist, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Freelance extraordinaire
@sergedan (768)
• Romania
1 Jan 08
hehe, no ,the philosopher is actually Marin Preda,known only for being a novelist.The other psychological book is called 10 skills for career success which I found rather boring eventually.The first one is however very intriguing.
• United States
28 Dec 07
So I'm sure you know by now from reading your books that we all have a child, an adult, and parent within us. (They all make up who we are and how we react to certain situations). Getting in touch with that inner child is something that is very helpful when in comes to maturing as an adult, even a parent. While we go on the journey to get to know that inner child, remember, that child has always been there. He or she has just been hidden beneath the exterior of growing into an adult. The little girl who lives in me (so to speak) is brought out often - openly in most of my relationships. She's the one who needs the play time. While it might sound ridiculous to some people, sometimes I put my hair into lopsided pigtails, I dot fake freckles on my cheeks and get down in the middle of the living room floor with my coloring book and crayons and I color or I wrap up in a comfy blanket and watch a cartoon movie or maybe take a bubble bath with the rubber ducky. While this explaination is a simple one, it's helped me know that little girl who is the inner child. I know her likes and dislikes and I know when she can come play. I also know when to be the adult and when to be the parent or whatever other situation I need to be in. Sounds odd to some people but psychology is a very important role in becoming a mature, healty adult.