Keep Your Inner Child Alive

Awake your inner child
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Awake the creativity of your inner child

What is your inner child. I think it's the part of you that can find beauty in the small things. A butterfly, a colorful flower, a blade of grass, a cloud floating by the the clear blue sky.

Do you remember lying on the grass, gazing up at the clouds as they changed shapes and sizes? I do. I can remember lying there with a friend, watching the clouds as they changed shapes. Right there before your eyes, they formed elephants, cars, unicorns, and cotton candy.

Sometimes now I relax, stare out the window, and let my mind flow with the cloud. I can still find magical things dancing among those puffy, fluffy clouds. As I watch them my mind begins to wander. Pretty soon I find my mind start to fill with wonderful creative dreams and ideas.

As they fill my mind I attribute this flowing creativity to letting my inner child out to play. It seems as though whenever I do I find myself coming up with ideas that I may not have been able to otherwise. It may be that eventaully I may have come up with them some down the line, but I like to think the child I left behind is still there poking and prodding me towards that wonderous think called creativity.

Think about it. When you were small didn't you find wonder in just about everything around you? Didn't you have a question conderning everything you saw and heard? How much better it would be if we still had that wonderful child-like quality. Our imaginations back then were unbelievable. Our imaginations had no boundries. How wonderful it would be to have the imagination of a child. How creative we all would be.

Awake the inner child

How can you awake your inner child? There are several ways. First of all, allow yourself to make mistakes. As we grow up we seem to place an nrealistic emphasis on being mistake free. Whats the worst that can happen if you make a mistake.

Laugh out loud. Enjoy a good joke. Watch a funny movie or TV show. Laugh out loud. It feels good.

Love unconditionally. Have you ever noticed how a child loves you no matter what. Try it, it's an eye opening experience.

Have a good time. Go to an amusement park. Ride some rides. Play some of the games. Blow some bubbles. Try the slip and slide your children love so mush. It's as fun as it looks.

Let your imagination go wild. Sit back watch the clouds. See magic in them. Believe in miraacles. If your dreams is to write a best selling novel, imagine it happening. Imagine how you got to that point. Believe in yourself.


Inner Child Quotes

  • In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  • A grownup is a child with layers on. ~ Woody Harrelson
  • The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children. ~ Jim Henson
  • One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination. ~ Sam Levenson
  • Man is most nearl himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. ~ Heraclitus
  • What a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. ~ Robert Fulghum
  • Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~ Pablo Picasso
  • The most potent muse of all is our own inner child. ~ Stephen Nachmanovitch
  • It sounds corny, but I've promised my inner child that never again will I ever abandon myself for anything or anyone else again. ~ Wynonna Judd
  • He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein
  • May you always see the world through the eyes of a child. ~ C. J. Heck
  • A children's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. ~ Rachel Carson
  • Don't think of it as hot flashes. Think of it asy our inner child playing with matches. ~ Unknown
  • Our inner child is still in there somewhere, aching to let loose from all the layers we've piled on over the years. Whay not break him/her out for the day or even a moment? Be playful. Blow some bubbles. Skip around the block. Feel the freedom. Take fearlessness out for a test run. Let yourself have some fun. ~ Lynn Hasselberger

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hawaiianodysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

Since turning six (54 years ago), I've chronically felt as if there was this 5-year-old stuck in solitary confinement who was kicking and screaming to get out! : ) I love your hub because it addresses the universal and oft-hidden need in every single adult to return to the play and antics of their childhood. In reality, we're the ones who locked our own inner child up. It's time to parole the free and innocent and forever youthful entity! Thanks for sharing, KoffeeKlatchGals!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

hawaiianodysseus, I've always felt my inner child just below the surface. I think we all could benefit if we played a little every now and again.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

I have had to limit the amount of time I let my inner child out, KKGals, since she would remain out constantly - if I let her. Your hub is very apt and so true!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

My inner kid is alive and well:) She finds joy and delight in the simplicity of a flower or animal clouds in the puffy images as they move high in the sky. And this is one reason I adore this hub! You have given validation to the true self.

You have shared some fabulous ways to keep the inner child alive. And for anyone not taking time to carry out these liberating awakenings - you don't know what you're missing.

A big thumbs up and all the rest with a share and a warm thank you!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

This is such a great Hub to remind everyone to keep that inner child alive. I try and do that every day so I won't get old and cranky! Playing with the grandkids helps, too.

I enjoyed this Hub, I voted it up, and would like to share.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

Your hub is filled with so much wonder.It sparks the child in all of us.Rated up and bookmarked for many years of enjoyment.I was deeply moved by the you tube video on TED x Women.It is truly amazing !!! I have spent the rest of my night watching video after video.Have a beautiful day.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Oh...how strongly I believe this!! My Inner child is a wild one....it's fought it's way to the surface, quite well!......Wonderful hub and I thank you for writing it. Fabulous job!! Up and shared.......


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

drbj, It's fun to meet another person who knows their inner child.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

vocalcoach, Im lover when my inner child comes out to play.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

mary 615, I agree, playing with grandchildren does help. Of course, I always have my 6th grade students.

DREAM ON, I think your name give a clue to your closeness to your inner child. Keep dreaming.

fpherj48, how lucky you are that your inner child loves to come out and play. I believe creative people are more in touch with their inner child.


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Suhail and my dog 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

Great hub!

My inner child comes out loud in tensest of moments in the office or when I am walking the dog. I am so glad that this hub reinforced my belief in 'inner child'.

Your advice on how to awake inner child is priceless. Yes, each one of them makes lot of sense.

Thank you for sharing.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

What an important concept. When we grow old mentally, then we are old. I like your ideas on stimulating our inner child. We like to sing about silly things; things that make us laugh.

Since moving out to the country we've discovered other things that make us appreciate every day like sunrises, sunsets, watching the moon change phases, wildflowers and birds. Taking time to notice the beauty of the universe, like the artistry of the clouds. That keeps us young. What an amazing show.

Nice, thought-provoking hub.


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

Wow - brilliant hub - thank you.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Suhail and my dog, how wonderful that your inner child visits you. It does sometimes seem to pop out at the darndest times.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

PegCole17, I love to have my inner child visit. It makes the world so beautiful and full of wonder.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks acaetnna, It's always nice to hear from you.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

It is interesting that I came across this now. The other day I was outside with my baby grandson and he was marveling at his clouds in the sky and his tree that was nearby in the yard. It made me think of the times when I have allowed my inner child to come out 'to play' as you have shared with us so well. Finding that part of us is for definitely a way to unlock our creativeness for sure.

Thanks for sharing this with us .

Sending Angels your way ps


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

pstraubie, children are wonderful with their awe at new things. If someone could capture and sell it they would become millionaires.


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epigramman 3 years ago

You still have the best hub name ever. I've been fascinated with it since the first time I've seen it. And yes I always try to keep the inner child within me - you can often tell that by the way I write - and better to be childlike they say - than childish and also Sigmund Freud says a big part of who we are the rest of our lives comes from our childhood.

Thank you for your perspective here and your research - it's an endlessly interesting subject and I appreciate your world class efforts here - sending sincere warm wishes from lake erie time ontario canada 6:59pm where we are back to the deep chill of the winter so I'd better go out to the deck and call my cat inside.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks epigramman for your wonderful comments. It's more fun to have your inner child with you rather than hidden. Because your inner child is out there is probably one of the reasons I love your writing so much.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

My 'inner child' is alive and well. It's always felt comfortable and natural to bring out the kid in me.

I think many writers here at HubPages are using the inner child to write and create articles. Great hub ,very entertaining and a good reminder.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Minnetonka Twin, I have to agree with you. I believe that many of the writers here on hubpages do use the inner child to help create all of their wonderful articles.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

My inner child is alive, the part of me that won't disappear, I won't let it. Voted up and interesting.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

DDE, it appears that those who write have an inner child that frequently pops out to play.

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