Our challenge as human beings is the struggle between these two selves. If we could have enough trust to leave the inner child to work in peace, I believe we could have the most extraordinary expression of our genius, and heal our world. As it stands now our approach engages the “what if” way of thinking, and our fear of our inner child’s world. Attaining the judgement free state of awareness is where our inner child will flourish.
There are lots of ways of quieting the mind. Ancient practice of prayer and meditation are some tried and true ways. Using a mantra or text to recite fills the verbal channel up. Concentrating the language channel on something familiar, releases the rest of the mind to the object or goal of our prayer and meditation. Ritual words can block the inner chatter and open the free development of the inner child.
When being spontaneous your innermost self is revealed. It takes courage and openness. The challenge is do you dare trust yourself. If you are worried, then you will have to think first: if you are being playful, your chances are better to access the inner child. The mind/consciousness communicates and can control its communications, and the subconscious communicates and does not have the same awareness of what it communicates.
The great artist dares let herself give far more than she consciously controls. In a sublime performance, the Inner Child is given permission by the conscious self; There is such trust present that art comes to life, and life flows.
Seeking the sublime is created where the mind trusts the Inner Child, seeking such well-prepared confidence in tasks and surroundings that one may give one’s all.
This confidence is accessed through familiarity and trust, and the inner Child must be given a chance of practicing the skill in full.
Can we dare to take our world and our experience seriously, experience what is, even if it is unpleasant.
Our civilization of consciousness has huge triumphs and also creates huge problems.
The more power we give consciousness over our existence, the greater paucity of information becomes.
It is important to dare to know we are not in full control, are not conscious all the time; to enjoy the liveliness of our nonconscious self/ME and combine it with the discipline and reliability of consciousness.
“Joy, physical pleasure and love, the sacred and the sublime, are not so far away and consciousness thinks. Heaven is only a half a second away. “User Illusion”