For far too long, I have lived in the pain and shame of the past or in fear about the future.
I have spent most of my life inside my head, cut off from the
rich experiences of the present moment.
Today, I will not deny or repress the pain from my childhood but I wont get stuck there either.
I will comfort the hurt child within me and seek to leave behind
the bitterness that is robbing me of my life.
Today I will also resist the temptation to live in my elaborate plans and worries about the future.
I will relieve my inner child of the need to anticipate the future in order to avoid danger.
I was unable to relax and enjoy my childhood
but I will not miss what life offers me in my adulthood.
Today I will embrace with joy all that this day has to give.
Affirmations for the Inner Child ~ Lerner