Often when we look at young children, the first thing that comes to mind is their innocence and their vulnerability, wanting to protect them from the world. What we do not remember is that, at a young age, we had incredible gifts and talents that we have allowed to disappear over time.
That’s right, while we see ourselves as much better off – educated, mature, and capable of managing the world around us – there are incredible gifts that we have lost as we get older.
These donations fostered better mental health and allowed us to see the world as a unique point of view. By recognizing what we have lost, we can take steps to reconnect with our inner child and rekindle the strengths we once possessed.
1. Our generosity:
As children, we are not yet spoiled by the greed and “me mentality” that permeates our society. Instead, we are much more in touch with our biological needs and those of the people we meet.
We give because it feels good, not because we have something to gain from it. However, as our intentions change, this natural generosity is lost.
2. Our sense of humor:
While some people maintain their childish sense of humor well into adulthood, most of us grow up by exchanging jokes and laughter for responsibilities and career goals.
You can increase your happiness by simply exploiting this innocent form of humor. Embrace the silly jokes.
3. Our inner peace:
As a child, we are enjoying and comforting right now, living for today and embracing our inner peace. However, over time, this peace is replaced by the responsibilities of adults and the stress of society.
Our minds are constantly in motion, never really stopping. Take the time to clear your mind and enjoy this inner peace again.
4. Our self-confidence:
Ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, and you will quickly find yourself reminded of the unshakable self-confidence that we have at a young age. As they grow, reality begins to infiltrate, creating limiting beliefs.
We no longer dream of being an astronaut or the “president of the world”, allowing society to have a negative impact on our goals and dreams.
5. Our intuition:
If you’ve ever had the “deep feeling” that something was wrong or that you had to avoid a specific situation, it’s your intuition at work. This gift works to protect you, guide you, and take care of you every day.
Although your intuition becomes stronger and more precise if you listen to it, it will weaken if it is ignored.
6. Our decisiveness:
We are often in trouble when we are children because we react quickly to what looks good right now, making instant decisions without hesitation. As we grow, we begin to analyze and reflect before acting.
While there is certainly an advantage in considering the consequences of our actions, we need to find a balance to avoid over-thinking and avoiding any action.
7. Our ability to meditate:
You may not realize it, but most children practice meditation and mindfulness naturally, focusing their attention on the here and now, freeing their minds from negativity.
This is why children are naturally so happy and full of joy. As we become busy adults, we need to allow time to continue this very beneficial practice.
8. Our ability to hold our breath:
Instinctively, as a child, we often hold our breath for periods of time. We don’t realize we are doing it, and it is certainly not a conscious decision for the benefits, but we are still enjoying it.
However, as we become aware of what we are doing every day, we consider that holding our breath is abnormal. However, experts say that breathing control is associated with mental stability, calm, improved energy, and greater concentration.
9. Our belief in the greater good:
When we are children, we see the best of everyone we meet. Innocent and naive, we believe that everyone we meet is naturally good, ignorant of the darkness and evil that exists in the world around us.
As we grow, our eyes are open to the harsh truth, and this belief in the greatest good is tainted.
10. Our conscience:
Your conscience is your awareness of what is right or wrong in the world, your awareness of your morals and beliefs. As we grow, we often reject this aspect, justifying errors of judgment as we search for the “best” way to succeed.
However, if we stop and listen to our conscience, it will help us stay on the right moral path.
11. Our imagination or creativity:
As a child, anything is possible. There is no match with a child’s imagination, where the ground can instantly become molten lava, and something as simple as a box can entertain us for hours.
There are a number of health benefits associated with creativity, including better mental health and a strengthened immune system. Learn to play an instrument, paint, or just turn on music and dance.
12. Our nonverbal communication skills:
There was a time when you were completely unable to communicate what you needed using verbal language, relying instead on hand gestures, body language, and facial expressions.
However, as soon as we start to form words and sentences, this skill begins to fade. Overall improve your communication skills by focusing once again on this non-verbal communication.