What would the child you once were think about the adult you have become?
Wow, what a powerful and interesting question!
I have a real problem recalling my early childhood, I guess something major happened to me before the age of five, I often get small flash backs but the majority of my early childhood is hidden in a dark memory bank somewhere in my brain; but I hazard a guess as to what my childhood was like way back then and I think I would have been loving superhero’s, people like Superman who was trying to save the world and do good for everyone and Batman who was trying to rid the world of bad people, gangsters, cheats and scoundrels :)
I remember going to church with my family so I know I understood religion and what God meant in the life of my family, especially for my mum. I was taught to respect others, to have manners, be polite and say ‘please and thank you’, to respect my parents, grandparents and never look down on anyone. I think that I have tried to instill these same traits to my four children, each of which I’m extremely proud and each of which is forging their own life for themselves in this world in their own happy, contented and respectful way. So I think I have done ok with my life thus far, yes I have made mistakes along the way, for the first 39 years of my life I wasted too much valuable time seeking riches, power in the form of a strong business, building my empire, buying things we just didn’t need, wasting money on extravagant holidays and living the life of luxury. Was it wrong at the time? No! It was part of my life’s journey, and brought me to where I am today, I now lead a very different life, yes, I’m still in business but money does not drive me anymore, my family is settled and happy, my focus is giving back, doing good for people around me, caring about our planet, our environment and the humanity in general. My life’s path is clear to me and i’m following my own Superhero journey, one in which I save our planet from destruction and help anyone who is less fortunate than I.
I do believe the child I once was would be proud of me now because I saw the light and I acted upon my instincts and trusted my inner child to drive me forward and to do good whenever I can :)
How about you?
I would love to hear your story and your thoughts on what your younger self would think of you now!
Namaste with Love