The importance of real feeling to the lost child

Child 6

There is no growth without real feeling.

Children not loved for who they are

do not learn how to love themselves.

Their growth is an excercise in pleasing others,

not in expanding through experience.

As adults, they must learn

to nurture their own lost child.

 

Marion Woodman

7 thoughts on “The importance of real feeling to the lost child

  1. Wow, this encapsulates exactly what I have been trying to make sense of. Thanks for this. Can’t wait to read more of her words if you wish to post.

    1. She is an amazing therapist who also writes about the healing process in many of her books. Addiction to Perfection was the first one I read back in 1994 and then I read all the others as well as listening to her books and tapes, but over time you forget these sources and the meditations I share here come from the reader Coming Home to Myself. I think those few words say so much in such a succinct way.

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