12th January - Growing Up
I celebrate my passage.
I celebrate my passage from childhood to adult. It was quite a struggle but I made it through those stormy seas of uncertainty in one piece!
As a child, growing up was not something I wanted to do. All I had to do was take a good look at the adults in my life. They always seemed tired, unhappy and hassled. If that was what was in store of me, I wanted no part of it.
I know today that maturity doesn't mean the death of my inner child. Maturity means that I can gain insight from my experiences. Maturity means that I can balance the spontaneous and the rational, my child within with my adult wisdom.
Today I celebrate my adulthood.
Affirmations for the Inner Child - Rokelle Lerner, 1990, p.12