How seriously do you take yourself? I hope that you pay yourself due attention. Know when to be serious about your life, but know that if you are too serious you run the risk of missing the point of being. We are also on this planet to play. Each of us humans has a child inside of us that requires indulgence and parenting. Even if you have no children of your own, realise that you are still a parent. You are a parent to yourself. You cannot avoid this role. That voice you hear nagging in your head, that chase you feel in yourself when you are doing right, or wrong, that is part of being responsible for your person. Do you respect your inner parent? How do you respond to its criticism? Do you hear criticism, or do you hear words of love and encouragement? Listen and decide. What type of parent are you? Analyse your patterns and your proclivities. As both child, and parent. You will see in your style of parenting your understanding of yourself. You want to understand yourself, your inner child. You will find in the child your shelved dreams. Your core beliefs. How you respond to the world of your inner child is of grave consequence. Should you show no respect for its evidence you will find yourself relying solely on your conditioning to get you by in this life of trials. The child has no qualms about leaving you to your own devices. It has enough with which to occupy itself. Should you ignore it, it will ignore you. A warning – do not rely on your conditioning. It is not who you are. It is who you have learned to be and in that you may as well be an automaton. Be who you are. Work around that which is already in you – your conditioning. It is essential if we wish to meet our real selves. Separate from what you know. Find yourself in the unknown.
Your parent is a construct. Understand that. You have built it into what it is. Now take its essence and mould it to the kind of parent you know your inner child needs. Make the conscious choice to give yourself what is necessary to bring out your best. That is in your power. It is good to know you have power. Use it.