Is something missing in your life?

Do you ever feel like something is missing in your life? When you feel empty inside, alone or like something’s missing, it’s because something really IS missing. What’s missing is self-love.

It’s kind of funny because when we’re born, we love ourselves completely. Then, as adults, we spend our time not loving ourselves. What happened in between?

It goes like this. As we grow up, we lose that self-love through difficult experiences which make us feel there’s something wrong with us. As a result, we feel empty inside and we try to fill that void with things outside of us. These things might satisfy us for some time, but it never lasts.

Nobody and nothing outside of you can fill the void inside you. Only you can do that by learning to love yourself again.

One of the ways you can learn to love yourself again is by “reparenting” the wounded inner child inside you. Listen to him or her. What does your inner child need? Give him or her the attention, the affection they need. Talk to them as if you were their parent.

Tell your inner child:

  • I love you.
  • I hear you.
  • You didn’t deserve what happened to you.
  • I’m sorry.
  • I forgive you.
  • Thank you.
  • You did your best.


What do you want to say to your inner child today?

– Sylvie Grégoire