8 Quotes on why we need to connect with our inner child

Two weeks ago my son asked me why children were considered so creative in the eyes of past geniuses like Albert Einstein.  I said, Elijah when children are born they are constantly making discovery. On the other hand some adults want to fit in by following social expectations or social constructed rules. For instance, gender roles are socially constructed, when a baby is born he or she is not aware of gender roles; until the adults around the child's life, tells them what society expects from each gender.

For this reason, as children get older they stop doing "child things" whatever society believes to be for children adults wont do.

In fact, Last week  I wrote a blog post called, "Why and how should we celebrate our small achievements" When I wrote the blog post I did it with the intentions of observing people's opinions, when it comes to engaging in child like activities.

I suggested a sticker reward system, many adults couldn't see themselves using stickers, since it was connected to a child reward system. Some said that their older children were abandoning stickers due to aging.

This made me ponder on who decided that a reward sticker system is only for children, or that simple small rewards  were not for adults. However, I did find some rebels (creative thinking people) who added to my reward sticker system by suggesting the scratch and sniff stickers, which I loved and will be buying.

For this reason, I decided to share 8 quotes about embracing our inner child. Adults like, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney and other famous artists, never disconnected from their inner child. These geniuses didn't conform to social traditional rules, instead they followed their curious, playful nature, that drove them to create big things. c8 c1 c2 c3 c4

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I hope that the above quotes sparks something within you, that will allow you to embrace your inner child. For this reason, tomorrow I will be speaking about "Mental Triggers" and why is so hard for us to change or even embrace our inner child. (maybe embracing your inner child means to go back to unpleasant  memories of rejection and depression) stay tuned.  

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56 Responses

  1. Swathi says:

    Beautiful quotes!! loved the last one.. Every child is born a genius.. its up to us to draw it out..

  2. Michele says:

    Those are all very meaningful quotes. I hope people actually read them and not skim right past them.
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  3. Alana says:

    Every child is born a genius, and too many children have their genius destroyed by adults in the process of growing up. As adults, some of us build the strength to get our inner child back. Others never do.
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  4. May says:

    Love it! I’m a firm believer in admiring the little things in life!

  5. Claudette says:

    Lovely, just lovely. I connected with mine some years ago – she came to me in a dream and it has been a beautiful walk together ever since!
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  6. I think it is important to be in tune with your inner child. It is a part of who you are as a person.
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  7. Bernadette says:

    I think my favorite is Every child is born a genius.

  8. Lesley says:

    Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” There is a lot of truth there.
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  9. Salma says:

    Great quotes! and definitely food for thought.
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  10. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    It’s important to remember our inner child 🙂 Awesome list of quotes.

  11. Emma says:

    I love this. We all need to remember what being a child is like and to remember to enjoy life x

  12. Sarah says:

    “You will find more happiness growing down, than up” LOVE that quote! I love them all, tey are all so true! Thanks for sharing 🙂 xx
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  13. Shareen HD says:

    How can you not be inspired by this post? At least one of those stood out to me and I know it’s why I go home after work and sit on the floor and play with my children; why I like to colour n my adult colouring book and why sometimes I just make silly noises, dance like a child and don’t care who watches!

  14. Tori Gabriel says:

    I really love inspirational quotes and the backgrounds really work. Hope you don’t mind but I used one as my phone wallpaper. X
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  15. Coralie says:

    Nice quotes!
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  16. You have included some really great quotes there. They really made me think x

  17. Kerry says:

    Brilliant quotes! Sometimes life as a an adult feels too hard so I need to remember these haha!
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  18. Debbie Denny says:

    Oh my inner child sneaks out quite often with my grandchildren. Funny how the same humdrum changes when you see it from their eyes
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  19. Liz Mays says:

    Great quotes. We definitely shouldn’t be afraid to embrace our inner child. It can be helpful!
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  20. Amy says:

    Yes, yes and yes! Gosh it is so important to take a step back, reflect and have a real think about looking at things a bit differently. The world would certainly be a happier and far less stressed place x
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  21. Catherine says:

    These quotes are absolutely brilliant! I’m such a quote-lover. It’s definitely important to be a bit immature at times and just have fun without worrying what people think.
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  22. I love to connect with my inner child. It brings back so many happy thoughts. I think of the situations my family faced and how my parents pulled through. That is how I draw strength when I am faced with adversity in my adult life. Thank you for this reminder.
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  23. Caroline says:

    This is a great post.You are so right, we should all go backwards and find our inner child. Something to think about for sure.
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  24. The L's Mum says:

    some brilliant quotes there. I actually agree with so many of them, children have this innocence and zest for life that if as adults we had a little of it how different our lives could be. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  25. LadyNicci says:

    Agree – we need to discover our inner child. It’s what truly makes us happy. Having children can sometimes help with this as we have no excuse but to play with them 🙂
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  26. I love these, especially the quote about seriousness. I think that fits my situation perfectly at the moment.
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  27. Sticker charts should be accepted more in the adult community as it is a great way of tracking progress and achievement.
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  28. LuAnn Braley says:

    Visiting from NaBloPoMo.

    I’m doomed. If seriousness is a disease? I must be terminal. *sigh* I guess I’ll be changing THAT up today!
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  29. Anna Fraser says:

    This is fabulous, and these quotes will stay with me today (and beyond hopefully!) I believe that playfulness is of huge importance and I often remind myself of this when I become too serious.

    Great post
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  30. Dogvills says:

    I love all the quotes. I think we all need to do this. We tend to get too serious at all times and I believe connecting with our inner child will help us relax.
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  31. Cathy says:

    Great quotes! It’s so very important to let your guard down and “be a child” every now and then!
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  32. I love all those quotes, I think maybe if I embrace my inner child I’d be less depressed. I’ve noticed kids very rarely get depressed, shows me I’m doing something wrong.
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  33. Love this! I totally agree…the opposite of play is boredom and heaven knows I don’t want any part of THAT!!

  34. Star Traci says:

    I do think it is important to let that inner child have its moments. I know that creativity and joy are found much more easily when I am in touch with that. Thanks for the quotes.
    🙂
    Traci
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  35. Jeannette says:

    These are such great quotes and I really needed them today! I think I need to lighten up for the weekend (at least) and connect with my inner child!
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  36. Love this post and all the quotes! I think its a good idea not to be so serious all the time and let out your inner child x
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  37. Jen V. says:

    While I may not use a sticker system, I do use a reward system to motivate myself to eat healthy / lose weight. For each healthy action I do each day, I give myself a small amount of money. That goes into a fund that I use to buy myself new clothes. So it isn’t stickers, but the principle is the same 🙂
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  38. Donna says:

    I love all of these, especially the last one “Every child is born a genius”. I embrace my inner child as often as possible. 🙂
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  39. Lindi Haws says:

    What a fabulous reminder. Just pinned like crazy!
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  40. Carol Bryant says:

    I had a fruitful but busy week and I loved ending my weekday with these fab quotes. Very inspiring.
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  41. Amber NElson says:

    Life is too short not to connect with our inner child and have fun!
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  42. Amanda says:

    You are so right. It’s important not to forget to be a kid sometimes!
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  43. I love every single one of those quotes – because they are all so very true. Me, Ross and Grace still play zombie shooting when we go out shopping together. The kid inside you should never die! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x
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  44. Rosey says:

    I like the Einstein quote. Youth are lucky aren’t they, and they don’t even know it. 🙂

  45. Anna C. says:

    The quotes are absolutely gorgeous! And so true! We shouldn’t neglect our inner child! People are so obsessed about what others think! I live for myself, but I must admit sometimes it’s hard because people give you the hardest time and they stare at you all the time and then comes the question “Why are you like that?”
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  46. Claudia says:

    Love the quotes! I tell everybody, I’m just a big kid!

  47. Being a kid and like a kid is so fun! I love the quote you shared “seriousness is a disease” never thought about it that way!
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  48. Aly says:

    I’ve definitely enjoyed doing more childlike pursuits this year like colouring books and doodling.Actually playing with my kids is a great way to reconnect with them, puzzles, board games and playing in the woods have been great ways to get out of a mind rut.
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  49. Joanne says:

    I love the quotes you chose! Staying connected to our inner child is important so we don’t get cynical about the world.
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  50. Censie says:

    I love Seriousness is a disease! Need to live like that more often!
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  51. Lorane says:

    I like the 2nd quote .. I stood out the most. I guess for most its life that causes us to stop childish things. Things like Bills get real … real fast. I’m still a dreamer and find beauty in just about everything
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  52. Erica says:

    It is so easy to forget your inner-child as an adult. Wouldn’t it be great if offices held recess and all the executives got to run around and play? I actually think it would really help a lot of people to be able to let loose for a 1/2 hour to an hour a day. I love the Papiha Ghosh quote. I remember being so fascinated by rainbows as a kid.
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  53. These are great quotes to help us live in FREEDOM!
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  54. Claudette says:

    Lots of information here to ponder! Thank you for that. 🙂
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  55. Emily Rose says:

    Wonderful Post and great quotes! I agree with the need to connect with my inner child. I feel it’s important to really understand who we are and what are values are. Thanks for sharing!

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