the strength of a giant - of life itself - the child within you
clings to the past.
fear being happy, as we fear giving up something dear to us, the
love and feelings of protection we knew as children. The child within
us will cling to the past rather than give in to happiness that
can come with adult independence and assertiveness. Moreover,
for the sake of security, this will be done with the strength of
life itself as the child within you clings to the past out of fear
of its own destruction.
To ensure its own security, the child within you wishes to do and
see just as it always has. This reassures the child that nothing
has changed and that there is no threat of change; the beloved parent
will not abandon it.
To some degree, we all unconsciously want to remain children. Most
might have a hard time accepting they have a desire to be a child.
However, unconsciously there is a desire to return and relive a
time when one's parents provided for them; a time when things were
given to us, a time where we did not have to go after and pursue
what is now needed to maintain our adult life style.
difficult part is to come to terms with this notion and to understand
what this desire affects in our adult life.
free are we to enjoy our lives? This question is in fact our clue
to the desire to return to a time of parental protection; the greater
the misery the greater the need return and be cared for like a child.
The greater the degree of pleasure in our lives the freer we are
of this desire.
If life does lack the level of joy you had imagined possible, you
must then begin to examine your fears regarding the responsibilities
of adulthood. When this challenge is taken, you will start to move
down the path of freeing yourself from the hold of the unconscious
desire and discover entering a new life arena of feeling confident
and being productive in ways you had not imagined possible.