Childhood woes

Childhood woes

Much of the anxieties and insecurities we experience in our adult lives are rooted in unresolved woes from childhood – and that is where the heart-work begins. With whatever challenges we may be facing right now, we can ask ourselves a few key questions to get to the origin of our woes and inshaAllah, let go.

  • What challenge are you experiencing right now?
  • How does the situation feel?
  • Can you remember a time in your childhood where you experienced the same or a similar feeling?
  • How does that feel for you?

Upon answering these questions, it is incumbent to express the sadness, grief, anger and/or frustration. Scream into a pillow, cry, talk to God, talk to yourself, dance, draw, paint, go for a walk, go for a run, write it out then burn it up. Release. Then, forgive. Seek forgiveness. Apologise – to yourself and to others.

Letting go is a physical process. Naming and expressing grief, sitting with it, allowing it to arise, allowing it to speak to you, hearing and honouring the signals our bodies tell us, are the most fruitful releasing practices.

2 Comments
  • chasingsakina
    Posted at 17:23h, 04 October Reply

    It’s incredible how much sense your thoughts make! I’m learning to confront and forgive myself for things that have molded my insecurities and fears too, stemming from my childhood, slowly but surely but the process truly can be painstakingly slow at times. Nevertheless the results do emerge. Peace, can be attained. Thank you for sharing such an insightful post!

    • thetayyibsolution
      Posted at 11:15h, 08 October Reply

      JazakAllah khayr for your feedback and reflections. Yes! the deeper we dig, the more we find that our current struggles are rooted in our experiences at such tender ages! xxx

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