… Get over it”! (really guys? That simple?)
“Complain about the present and blame it on the past, I’d like to find your inner child and kick its little ass. Get over it”!
Not a ringing endorsement for self assessment and dealing with what lies beneath, now is it? Nor was my upbringing in a tough, blue-collar neighbourhood. Nor was coming from an ethnically-proud family whose heritage has a word that best translates, “shear, unrelenting fortitude”. I have a family member who prides himself so much on this fortitude, he refuses dental freezing. Nor were a hundred other small or large influences.
So with these biases, how could it come easily for me to as, “whats up with this Inner Child thing”? It didn’t. Until after years of recovery, sobriety, and personal growth, I did not have a good explanation why some parts of my internal dialogue have not yet quieted completely. I still have a faint voice telling me negative things and constantly suggesting I think and analyze everything to an extreme.
Granted, it has quieted significantly and I have learned to dismiss its most preposterous directing.
This set of perspectives and explanations has really helped me find reprieve from the unrelenting internal dialogue that quietly seems to want to direct traffic in my life.
If you are tired of the constant internal dialogue, and are looking for some reprieve, you may find this as helpful as I do…