Your inner child

Children are some of the bravest people I know when it comes to accepting death.

People think the reason is a lack of understanding, but it is actually because of an abundance of accepting.

I have read and witnessed it myself. When someone has a terminal illness, the last people they tell are children, because they are scared that it might break them permanently. In a strange twist, the children almost always handle it better than the adults. Children, like adults, cry at the news of the coming loss, but while adults resist the inevitable, children accept it. And because they accept it, they are fully present for the rest of the journey.

The same holds true when children have a terminal illness. They stand in the gap for their parents, who are usually falling apart.

The best part of us is the child in us. To flourish, connect with that child often.

– Osasu Oviawe

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