...soothe sorrow

Updated: Apr 19


The cry we hear from deep in our hearts comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner-child’s pain is the key to transforming anger, sadness, and fear.

-Thich Nhat Nahn


Humans are revered with an awareness of countless consciousness.


We are endowed with a witnessing part that is compassionate, courageous, creative, confident, curious, calm & clear.


Breathing in as that primordial part that is kind/curious/courageous, we need to soothe the suffering inner-children within who have been bearing the weight of

‘It must be me’ – inner-child sobbing uncontrollably

‘I am not enough’ – heartbroken inner-child wailing for being less

’I’m worthless’ – desolate & lonely inner-child

‘I am not good enough’ – ashamed inner-child

‘I’m defective’ – hiding face with shame

‘I’m bad’ – angry & disdainful inner-child

‘I’m undeserving’ – feeling fake from inside inner-child

'Something is wrong with me' – sad, tearful, depressed inner-child

'I'm not lovable' – sad, fearful & lonely inner-child

‘I’m a mistake’ – cussing/stomping/angry inner-child

‘I don’t like me’ – inner-child carrying self-hatred

‘I don’t matter/belong’ – rootless inner-child

...& so on.


Whatever pain we put up with is exclusively ours, irrelevant of its source.


It has awakened only to be accepted by our healing heart.


It is a sacred & secret bond between our inner-adult & inner-child that needs to be honoured with complete care.

Can we hold it gently with undivided attention, without letting the mind-musing give it a match?


We need to embrace our inner suffering with unconditional love – our naive nature.


Would you (as inner-mother) hold the grieving inner-child close to your heart & say -

…shhh it's ok sweetheart, I am here for you NOW.


Rather than running away/pushing back/blaming others/numbing down/withdrawing from it, all we need is sweeping surrender to sorrow & let it roll down our cheeks.


For salvation, suffering needs to be suffered solely by us.



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