Little You ~ A Tryst Re-Visit

Little You

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Imagine… At this point in your life, after every moment you have lived up to this very moment… if the child version of you walked in to the room and reached up to you, the adult you, to be picked up and put in your lap… looking at you, the little you, say five years old or so… what would you tell this tiny child? What would you say to your five year old, innocent self…?

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…this question, this deep rooted, emotionally moving, moment of pivitol words to be spoken only to yourself, from you as an adult to you as a tiny, sweet and innocent child, was asked of me by a person I respect very much. When I close my eyes, and picture myself at five years old, and picture my five year old self looking at me now… it made my heart beat fast. I had tears in my eyes. It gave me the urge and desire to want to hold and hug this little girl… me. To look at my five year old self and say, ‘I’m so sorry sweet baby’, is only the beginning. Of course, I have thought about this. I have thought about this very hard. I was forever moved by this question and will use this little exercise from time to time to remind myself that underneath my skin, behind the eyes of me as a grown woman, was once the heart, mind and spirit of an innocent child that did not know any better. As we all start this way, young and small and unable to protect ourselves, then we grow up and in the more time we spend on this earth, how many times have we hurt ourselves? How many times have we forgotten to love ourselves? Or not protected ourselves? Or disapointed, shamed, scared or even lied to our very own selves…?

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I would tell my little self to love myself in every single moment. I would say that if you don’t love your own heart, even one time, then it will be weak and in life you need a strong heart! Others cannot love you if you don’t love yourself. And if you don’t love yourself then it is impossible to give love and to receive love. I would tell my little self that I am very sorry for the times I hurt you and let you down. Learning in life, growing up I didn’t know everything and I never meant to hurt little you, but sometimes I did. Sometimes I forgot about little you and left you alone in the dark, or out in the cold rain. For all of those times when I didn’t know any better, I hope little me can forgive me… image

It does take strength to forgive, little innocent me, so practice this virtue. I would tell little me to remember that I have always loved my tiny heart, my tiny self, and love is what has kept me, us, going. To love is the greatest thing, to be loved is truly priceless and always give to others what you would want for your own self. That is the magic of karma, and karma is always there, right behind you. I would tell little me that I’ve never given up and I never will. I’ll always be here, for me. image

This is a very powerful image, for the mind and spirit. To anyone who reads this, imagine little you sitting on your lap… what would you say? After all the things you have been through, seen and survived so far .. is there anything important enough to tell your little self .. ?

~ Jen

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For a lovely and beautiful poetic piece that goes brilliantly with this, visit Edward Hotspur’s site Lyrical Anarchy and read Time’s Fleeting Glances

Another beautiful soul that I have recently encountered in my life, you will find her words truly heart-warming, inspiring & will leave you with tears of joy as she is a brilliant example of Human Kind at its up-most Loving-kindness. She has become one of my favorite writers and I look forward to her posts daily!

Visit The Other Side of Ugly by following this link, and let your eyes fall upon the words of The Ugly In Me by following this link. Both of these pieces reminded me of what I was thinking when I wrote this piece above. I know that you will enjoy, and you will find that the writer is an angel herself … among us all … right here in this world.

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19 responses to “Little You ~ A Tryst Re-Visit

      • Oh me too .. I wonder what mine would say…?

        I have thought about what I would say to me at a young age, but what about me at a young age talking to my adult self!?!?

        Very good twist my friend!!
        XO

      • It would probably be “Have you got a chocolate?” Actually I wouldn’t. I’ve just sat here and thought back to when I was five. Or around that time. My earliest memory was four. But I do remember some stuff. The question is, would I intervene? Knowing that those years were the ones that would make me or break me. I could turn out like my father … or I could be a better parent knowing that I would not allow my kids to be dealt with as I was. But there again, it was the way kids were dealt with then. I think

      • Oh I go back and forth with these thoughts .. There is so much I would say to my little self .. and then things that I would need to go through, to become who I am today .. So, yes, I go back and forth!!

        Little me, however, would ask a lot of questions. I was a curious little one .. always asking what things were and why things were such a way .. Very inquisitive little girl, for sure!! XO

      • I .. wasn’t .. curious. I wanted to be. But yes, I go back sometimes and I look at things, wish I had done them differently. But I wonder if that would have made me harder against the world.

      • Yes. there are some lessons I could have done without learning. But the mistakes I make today make me the person I will be tomorrow

      • Yep! That is so true!! Because we never stop making them .. we never get to the point where we become so wise that we never mess up again .. we are always learning (Those of us who actually learn from our mistakes and are not repeat offenders!!) .. it is an on-going process for us .. this thing called life!

    • Wow – thank you. Thank you kindly. Yes, this piece, this little exercise has moved me a few times before .. as in the course of my life, I have a few things of great importance that I would say to my Little Self.
      Thank you for reading this .. It means a lot to me.
      🙂
      I hope your day was beautiful and your soul is shinning!
      XO

  1. WOW. Such an important and thought provoking concept. Beautifully written and emotionally expressed. How I wish to be that five year old boy sitting on adult me’s lap learning of the pitfalls and pride killers, dangers and fears to avoid. But also to enlighten me on how wonderful a place it is we live if we treat others as we wish to be treated, and walk through life genuinely caring and safely selfless. Beautifully done Jen.

    JMC

    • It is, isn’t it? Such a deep, impactual, emotionally-awakening perspective to think upon … I have often done mind exercises like these … in hopes to make me kinder of myself and of everyone around me …

      And sometimes, it changes .. the things that I would say .. the things I wouldn’t say .. and all the things that I would share about the beauty and the loveliness of people and the world, because no matter how far we fall, or how bad we mess up, or how much we get hurt – there is still so much beauty around us … and that is always worth telling!!

      Thank you for reading dear friend!!! Now, I’m off to open your email and get our written piece going!!! 🙂
      XOXO

  2. powerfully brilliant… I have made too many choices.. not all of which are right… but, yes when i meet a younger me.. the ride is going to be phenomenal.. food for thought hmmmmm 🙂

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