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Awaken the child in you!

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On a hot summer afternoon, standing in my balcony, I watched my daughter and her friend coming back from school. They seemed to be moving around, jumping and laughing out loud. I wondered what they were up to. As they got closer I saw that they were trying to step on each other’s shadow!! Oh, what fun they were having. They were oblivious to the passer-by’s, totally engrossed in their world and drowning the neighbourhood in their sweet giggles. I enjoyed watching them, until they finally decided to enter their respective apartments.

This set me thinking………….Why in this journey of growing up into adults do many of us kill the child in us? Why do we always have to behave like “grown-ups”? Is it because we are caught in the rigmarole of life or is it that we are more worried about “what will people think syndrome”?? !!

Children are a bundle of creativity and curiosity. Their innocence and childish banter touches your heart. Laughter is their constant companion and they find happiness in small things. After a tiff or a fight with their friend, the very next day their slates are clean. Forgiving comes easily to them. Their make believe games, taking on the role of their brave super hero, entering into the world of fairy tales with their favourite character, they sure know to paint their world so colourful.

I am reminded of the song “Bachpan ke din bhi kya din the, udthe firthe titli banke” !! Which means

O! Those carefree days of childhood , when we flew about  like  butterfies!!

When was the last time you just let go and  were happy to awaken the child in you?

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81 comments on “Awaken the child in you!

  1. VISHAL AHLAWAT
    November 6, 2016

    You are correct.
    Childhood period is the best period of life.
    Bcoz at that time child don’t have tension and boubdations.
    So u r correct in saying.
    Amazing post.
    Childhood period can’t be back!

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 6, 2016

      Thanks Vishal. Our childhood cannot be back, but we can definitely keep our child like qualities alive. It helps us take on the life in a more relaxed manner.

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  2. theonlysup
    November 6, 2016

    U r so true Radhika .. As we grow we forget the child like traits in us or suppress it eventually . but if we closely observe that childish nature could be one of our sources of happiness isn’t it.

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  3. VISHAL AHLAWAT
    November 6, 2016

    Yup.
    Correct.
    Nice post
    Keep blogging Radhika mam.

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  4. zeenathunnisa
    November 6, 2016

    Clever way of think… Childhood period is one of the most saccharine periods of human life… Such beauteous days… Thanks for made me to think my childhood era, again.

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  5. zeenathunnisa
    November 6, 2016

    Astonishing post… Keep blogging…

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  6. sudershana
    November 6, 2016

    A great read! The best phase of life the childhood whose traces must always present in every stage of life.

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  7. myheartbeats4ublog
    November 6, 2016

    beautiful post… the child within us never dies! it is the innocence of that child which keeps some semblance of the ‘real self’.. only, we somehow manage to suppress the child and wear the mask of ‘mature’ grown ups… inspiring article radhika… let the children with in us bloom..and bring some fresh air into our lives

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 6, 2016

      Very rightly said Hari. All of do have those qualities deep within us, but unfortunately long term suppressing has put layers of mask on it. Let’s unmask those layers . I seriously hold back on doing something childish thinking, what will people say?😁😁

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  8. Apps reviewed
    November 6, 2016

    Nice

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  9. Steve
    November 6, 2016

    Beautiful 😊😊

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  10. Abdul Afeef
    November 6, 2016

    We have all the time in the earth to do simple things which make us laugh and be happy. But like you said, we are ‘grown-ups’ and pretend that we don’t have time.

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 6, 2016

      Yes and also we feel now that we are adults how can we behave like children? Thanks Abdul for sharing your views.

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  11. Suyog Chhatre
    November 6, 2016

    Yes Radhika, we lose our true self in transition period of growing. I think we should enjoy each moment with much joy. If you know Marathi, I even can tel u one nice movie name ….😀

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 6, 2016

      Yes Suyog, enjoying beautiful moments with the child within us will make life easier to take on the challenges. I follow little bit of Marathi. Do share the name of the movie. Will try to watch it sometime!

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      • Suyog Chhatre
        November 6, 2016

        movie name : Ek Unad Divas….must see….a business man leaves everything one day n lives different life. Loved ur post Radhika

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      • radhikasreflection
        November 6, 2016

        Thanks so much Suyog😊. Will definitely try to watch it 👍

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  12. Akhila
    November 6, 2016

    missing the fun while we had becomes grown ups.. dont worry Radhi, go and catch your shadow.. people around you will definitely have fun..wish if i were there to see that..lol

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  13. Varsh
    November 6, 2016

    It is fun to be silly and vain…we forget this simple thing once we think we have grown up. ‘Log kya kahenge’ should be ignored sometimes.
    This one time I went for dinner with my girl friends and we laughed and laughed like crazy on silly jokes and turned a blind eye to others. When I told A about it he said he would’ve ignored me and left from there. I sweetly told him…that’s why you are not invited. 😀

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 6, 2016

      Oh yes Varsha. Only when the girl gang meets, we laugh it out like crazy. My daughter once complained that she could hear our laughter down the road, we were on the fifth floor😁😁

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      • Varsh
        November 6, 2016

        Hahaha…I can understand. I remember when I went home for A Jr’s delivery and Mom had some friends over for some kitty party. I was in my room. She kept calling me out but I didn’t go. I could hear them cracking seriously inappropriate jokes very loudly and wanted them to not heed me and stop having fun. 😂😂

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      • radhikasreflection
        November 6, 2016

        😉😉

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  14. gururaghavendrasevashrama
    November 6, 2016

    wow,…. simple and innocent play of carefree children……. trigger a world of thoughts in us. Fascinating …

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  15. Meenakshi Sethi
    November 6, 2016

    Exactly! There will be no pain and fake faces if we could reconnect to child inside!
    Since I’m a teacher, my time spent with small kids gives me a chance to keep that child alive in me!
    You are a true writer Radhika who think deep and get inspired from every small act which most of us neglect! These are true moments of our life! 💖💖

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 6, 2016

      Kids definitely help you stay younger and laugh more. They can be a handful at times, but they are so adorable too. Thank you so much Meenakshi for those kind words. Your comments always make me feel on top of the world😍😍

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      • Meenakshi Sethi
        November 6, 2016

        Thanks to you for inspiring me write a poem on it, which I just shared please read! Credit totally goes to you!
        And big thanks for making my dull sunday bright with these new found smiles 🙂 🙂

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      • radhikasreflection
        November 6, 2016

        It’s so wonderful to know that I was an inspiration to someone. Truly overwhelmed 😄😄
        Will definitely check it out Meenakshi. Thanks a ton !!

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  16. yagneshthakore
    November 6, 2016

    Beautiful Radhika. You took me back in Time. Got lost in my childhood memories.

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  17. Sayanti aka Shine
    November 6, 2016

    We just need the simplicity like the child. If we able to keep that simplicity of the childhood we don’t have to regret for loosing it in lives. That simplicity always makes us alive. Very nice post on self-awakening, Radhika.

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 6, 2016

      I agree Sayanti. Childhood is infused with simple likes, joys and dreams. The innocence adds beauty to every aspect of their lives. If we can kindle that once again, I am sure life will be much brighter!
      Good to read your feedback after a long hiatus Sayanti 😊

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  18. adsunsri
    November 6, 2016

    You have rekindled the child in all your readers:) and they are all jumping, skipping, hopping, chasing butterflies, splashing in muddy puddles, drawing pictures on walls, licking icecreams..
    Jokes apart, Radhika, you have helped all the grand old adults to let their hair down, be happy, innocent and naive, let go off their egos…I am reminded of what I teach in behavioural sciences on Sigmund Freud’s Id, Ego and superego states that are present in all individuals irrespective of their age. Id is that unfailing quality of a child that does everything by reflexes instantaneously without thinking of the consequences or outcomes, Ego is that state which waits for the correct solution and Superego is one that keeps distinguishing what is right and wrong, moral and immoral and so on and this becomes complex and as you rightly said “what others will think syndrome”!
    I just read Meenakshi’s poem on this effervescent bubbly attitude called child to which she has so rightfully given the credits to this insighful post!

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 6, 2016

      Super happy that all of you took a joy ride in the time machine back to your childhood days.😄😄
      Sunita, thank you for enlightening me on the theory of Sigmund Freud’s I’d. Got to learn something new and interesting today.
      Cheers to our beautiful bachpan👍

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      • adsunsri
        November 6, 2016

        You are such a marvellous unassuming person, endowed with qualities of humility, love and affection which I truly admire!

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      • radhikasreflection
        November 6, 2016

        I am totally drenched in happiness by the compliments you have showered on me Sunita. Thanks from the bottom of my heart 😇😘💚💛

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      • adsunsri
        November 7, 2016

        Then I need to soak and drown you in happiness:)

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      • radhikasreflection
        November 7, 2016

        😍😍😇

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  19. Divya Deepak Rao
    November 6, 2016

    You’re so right Radhika! That innocence & simplicity is what I miss most! Your post is a reminder to bring it all back😊 beautifully expressed as always👏🏻❤️

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  20. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    November 7, 2016

    Childhood days are the best part of our life. But, sadly, we only understand that after we grow up!

    Stepping on each other’s shadow…really a great fun..:-D

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  21. Karthik
    November 7, 2016

    Wow, looking at the reviews, nice to know that so many adults have kids dormant within them….
    Perhaps we need to bring it out more often :-)….

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 7, 2016

      It’s only that we fail to wake up the dormant child within us from its deep slumber. Once we pay heed to its voice , our stress will reduce to a great extent!

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  22. thewritewomanblog
    November 7, 2016

    What a lovely post, Radhika. Like I have said previously, we have a lot to learn from our children.

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 7, 2016

      Thanks Pranitha.Children teach us the most important lesson in life. ….how to enjoy every moment and to laugh and be merry. 😊😊

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  23. Deepika
    November 8, 2016

    Beautifully expressed, Radhi. Keep writing !!

    Liked by 1 person

  24. 2ndhalfolife
    November 8, 2016

    I think society kills the child in us really……

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  25. Sumith Babu
    November 9, 2016

    Thank you Radhika for jogging us to those child hood memories!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. writeshefali
    November 10, 2016

    The child in me is still there, if only I let it out at times from there… so true… This post is a good reminder 😊👍🏼

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  27. sumit kc
    November 19, 2016

    Beautiful ……

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    November 20, 2016

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  29. radhikasreflection
    November 27, 2016

    Thank you so much Jim for your kind words!

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  30. passionfiery
    December 8, 2016

    i have done this a lot in my childhood days.. sometimes if I get crazy i still might.. i have tried keeping the child in me alive. being the youngest daughter am still a pampered kid..
    you have a lovely blog. you kinda inspire me.

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  31. marypoppinseffect
    February 21, 2017

    So true! You will probably enjoy the Halloween story in the Mary Poppins books where all the shadows come alive and have a party. The author of Mary Poppins, Pamela L. Travers talked about the importance of keeping a link to the child within us.

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