Child-Like Meltdown in a Grown-up's Body

October 31, 2014 12:53 AM

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Child-Like Meltdown in a Grown-up's Body

My friends have a dog named Silent Bob. He's deaf. He's not often silent and has enormous ears, but that isn't important. He knows sign language. Smart dog. When you're trying to give him a sign and he doesn't want to do it, he looks away. We've always joked that inside his mind he's saying, "What? Sorry. I can't hear you." while we know what he's really saying is "I'm not listening to you!" like a petulant child with fingers in ears.

Within all of us is a child archetype. When in balance and in the light, it manifests as innocence, nature-loving, and Divine. It is the part of us who can see through the craziness of this world at the beauty, the part that has child-like curiosity and wonder, imagination and creativity. It is the ...

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