Seeing Yourself as a Child
If we were to take three-year-old child and put him in the middle of the room and you and I were to start yelling at the child telling him how stupid he was how he could never do anything right how he should do this and should not do that and look at the mess he made and maybe hit him a few times we would end up with a frightened little child who sits docilely in the corner or who tears up the place. The child will go one of these two ways but we will never know the potential of that child.
If we take the same little child and tell him how much we love him how much we care that we love the way he looks and love how bright and clever he is that we love the way he does things and that its okay for him to make mistakes as he learns and that we will always be there for him no matter what then the potential that comes out of that child will blow your mind!
Each one of us has a three-year-old child within us and we often spend most of our time yelling at that kid in ourselves. Then we wonder why our lives don’t work.
If you had a friend who always criticizing you would you want to be around that person? Perhaps you were treated this way as a child and that is sad. However, that was a long time ago and if you are now choosing to treat yourself in the same way then it is sadder still.
So now here in front of us we have a list of the negative messages we heard as a child. How does this list correspond with what you believe to be wrong with you? Are they almost the same? Probably yes.
We base our life script on our early messages. We are all good little children and obediently accept what they tell us as truth.it would be very easy just to blame our parents and be victims for the rest of our lives. But that would not be much fun and it certainly would not get us out of our stuck position.