Reviews & Profiles
Discover the child in you
Posted Wednesday, March 13 2013 at 00:00
Remember when you watched Power Rangers, when you felt like one of those characters or like Scooby Doo? Remember your days as a child. Your life began in the heart and mind of the Infinite.
Mentally relive the days when as a child you ran free, when there were infinite possibilities of what you could feel, accomplish and see in the world.
Where did all the dreams you had go? Talk of self-belief, confidence, commitment, concentration? One of my best memories as a child is when I would get busy riding those “wire cars” or “rolling those tyres”.
I was so immersed in what I was doing, I was connected to it, heart, body, mind and soul. Not even my mother’s calls for me to go for breakfast or lunch made a difference. In fact I was so focused that I never heard her call and I would later complain that she had not called me.
Look back at your childhood, perhaps the answer to your current problems lies in rediscovering the child in you had; those things you forgot to take with you as you grew up. As a child, you know that all dreams are possible, when they ask you what you want to be when you grow up, you talk of a doctor, a pilot. I am glad I spoke of an engineer and a journalist and I am on the course to achieving these.
How about the self-belief? How about the playful you that saw the fun in everything? Where did that you run to, that you who had nothing to fear? Did he die? Did he hibernate? Can you resurrect that you? To believe that there is a Gordon Wavamunno but you can also make a mark and shoot beyond what he has achieved.
There are many traits that we forgot to take with us as we grew. Many of us called it the harsh-realisation. It is at the harsh-realisation that we all buried our dreams. Once we realised that not everything could be bought by our parents, we thought that the same applied for our dreams. How come it’s easy for us to believe in failure than in success? How come it is so easy for us to believe that our country is destined for misery than for growth?
What went wrong? Is it after we chased the degrees that we came to the harsh-realisation that even after getting the good job you wanted, happiness is still a mystery? That happiness was not a summation of a hefty paycheck, a great house and a good car. The child within us died. The child in us needs to be resurrected.
Take that deep look within you. Bring to life the child in you that died to the harsh realisation. It is possible, whatever we have achieved so far, and so they say, is only a fraction of what we can truly achieve.