Thich Nhat Hanh and the Inner Child

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the leading Buddhist teachers in the world today. He is a Vietnamese monk, poet, scholar, human rights activist and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. His book, “Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child” leads us in a very interesting direction for a Buddhist monk.

Healing the Inner Child by Thich Nhat Hanh

He believes that the cry we hear from deep in our hearts comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child’s pain, he offers, is the key to transforming anger, sadness and fear.

He goes on to write that every time we’re in touch with the experience of suffering, we believe that we can’t bear it, and stuff our feelings and memories into our unconscious. We may think that this will work but it won’t because the inner child will always be there until we offer it love and healing.

These insights are exactly what I have come to learn in teaching Pre-Cognitive Re-Education (Pre-Cog) for the last 25 years.

Ways to heal the inner child

While Thich Nhat Hahn offers mindfulness as a primary healing function, I have discovered that guided visualization can bring the energy of unconditional love to the wounds of the past.

There are no little children running around inside of us. There are pockets of memory and emotion that have the perspective of a child because they were created during our childhood.

These pockets can be healed, their emotions released and the loving adult that we really are can be strengthen and liberated. This is the real work of spiritual maturity. This is the work that brings us to stable consciousness, to the ability to stay in love, and to an on-going experience of joy.

I invite you to experience the Pre-Cog process for yourself and feel the joy of healing the hurt child emotions stuck in your subconscious. Follow the guided visualizations at , they’re free. You might begin with the Love Pathways. Your inner child is waiting.

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