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The Choice of Embracing the Child In Me

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“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

As I enter a new year into my life, I choose to celebrate(Its my Birthday.YAY!). I choose also to shed the 30 from the 34 and embrace the 4 year old IN me. Yippeee….

You see, very very early on in life I had to grow up. I had no choice then. The circumstances needed that from me and I did the best I could being an adult in a childs body. Hence, my childhood never came.

Today though, I have another choice. I have the choice to embrace the child in me and LIVE in Magic.

Isn’t a 4 year old’s life perception the best?

  • ~They believe in magic, in imagination, in fairy-tales.
  • ~They never get bored. They can entertain themselves anywhere(even in the loo!).
  • ~They have no regard for money, gizmos, gadgets and all the material possessions, cause one little notepad and box of crayons can make them travel realms of awesomeness.
  • ~They dont hold on to pain, nor do they take longer than 1 minute to get back to their normal fun self even if, by chance, something doesn’t go their way.
  • ~They are always excited and open to new and new adventures.
  • ~They are constantly positive and happy. They dont need reason to be happy, they just are.

I have decided to make the choice to BE a 4 year old for the rest of my life. Yup, even when I’m 80 and have grand-kids roaming my rooms, I’ll still play, love, enjoy and believe in magic and marvel in the wonder of all that is In and Around me. Lets hope my hips dont give way till then ;)

My darling hubby often says, “when will you grow up Zee?” and I still and will forever say “NEVER.na na na na…” :)

The only thing I would like to shed from this 4 year old me is the ability to throw a tantrum! (ok…only sometimes ;) )

This does not mean I want to run away from my older self’s responsibilities, but it only means that I want to do it all with fun, play, wonder, happiness, innocence and delight. I never want to lose that sense of awe and wonder from even seeing a falling leaf….I don’t want to miss anything. My 4 year old self doesn’t really miss anything and seriously can be bought off with ice cream, chocolates and loving hugs. Isn’t that the best kind of currency? :)

There is silent affirmation I’d like to share with you, that I use on most days when things are tough, to reconnect with the child in me:

“I close my eyes and I peacefully rest in the light of the Divine. 
I Inhale and exhale the light and rest in the knowingness that all is well.
I acknowledge I have created a dis-ease in my body as I was holding on to past pain and hurts and failed to purify my soul and heart with deep forgiveness.
I let go of all pain NOW and am filling my heart and soul with Divine Light and Magic.
Emerge little child Happily Emerge.”

Who is with me? Who pledges to remain a 4 year old forever?? Oh and while you are here for my 4th Birthday Forever, do say a little prayer for me. Thank you so so much!

With Immense Love & Gratitude,
~Zeenat~
Counseling Psychologist/Spiritual Counselor
Motivational Speaker/Naturopath


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Author: Zeenat Merchant Syal

Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor/Motivational Speaker/Naturopath/Holistic Healer/Writer

15 thoughts on “The Choice of Embracing the Child In Me

  1. Happy birthday, Zeenat. We love you just the way you are…so don’t grow up :)
    I’m about 3 1/2 and my husband, like yours, enjoys the madness…. Like someone said: growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional. May we never grow ‘old’.

  2. Zeenat a great post… I am 5 and enjoying every moment of it… Have a wonderful Birthday

  3. Happy Birthday and well said,

  4. Happy Birthday, dear sweet spirit. I’m with you, but I may need a special training program. Sometimes all the delight and wonder seem very far away. But I love your magic formula to bringing it back to life. All my love to you on you special day. May your coming year be everything you would like it to be and more.

  5. Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
    We love you
    Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
    May your days come true
    When you blow out the candles
    One will stay aglow
    It’s the love light in your eyes
    Where ‘ere you go.

    With much love,
    TiTi

  6. oops! I meant “dreams” not “days” :(

  7. Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!

    Wooooooooooooooooooowie!

    Goooooooooooooooooooolly!

    Diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiida!

    YOU

    saidaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaada!

    What????????????????????

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

    Oh…wait to ya coach *4* year old youth soccer :)

    The affirmation is awesome.

    And my birthday gift to you dear Zeenat from my ‘Apples of Gold’ book (remember I bought this book from a child)

    “I do not feel old age yet. There is no age to the spirit.”

    Much Love…

  8. Happy Birthday Zeenat!
    I love the idea that you’re celebrating the 4 year old you!
    xoxo,
    Angela

  9. Beauty filled Z,
    I celebrate the child in you..Happy Day!! A four year old’s perception is quite delight filled *and* our life is as magical as we allow it to be (at every age!)…

  10. I love this post Zeenat :)

    It’s funny but I didn’t pick up that it was YOUR birthday from the post but that it had been the Audrey Hepburn’s….but based upon everyone else’s comments, I must have missed something :) So Happy Birthday!

    I love what you are proposing here – to continue to play, believe in magic, be as free as we were when we were four years old…

    You’re such a wonderful beautiful source of inspiration. Thank you for being such a lovely giving person,
    Hugs,
    Dorlee

  11. Thank you all so so much for your loving birthday wishes! I must say I had a fabulous birthday full of love, candles and cake ;)
    I loved all your wonderful wishes here. You are all so beautiful for stopping by and making my 4th birthday forever so so special.
    Lots of love to all you wonderful hearts.
    Much Love,
    z~

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  13. My dear friend..I so love you and your thoughts that you share..I love allowing my inner child to explore, play, grow, feel safe and love..my little one the other day told her daddy, ‘I never want to grow up cause I just want to play, play, play’ and she often tells me(in the cutest sing song voice) when asked what her favorite thing in life..’to play, play, play, play..wake up and just play’..I am so with her..and thankful that we can express ourselves and enjoy all the beauty and greatness that surrounds US!!

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