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I’ve learned that my inner child also requires lots of love ❤️, attention and compassion. Something that didn’t come easy for me. It was difficult to connect with that part of me because I was trying so desperately to forget that part of my life.

I came across a great writing exercise that was helpful — I wrote a letter to my inner child expressing the sadness I felt towards the loss of my childhood innocence and included an apology for being so hard on that beautiful little person.

We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot

Loving Hands