I had an interesting conversation with an eight year old girl.
I picked her up from school. When I asked her how her day was she replied “I’m having a sad day today”
I asked her what was making her sad and she replied “I think I’m stupid”.
What makes you think that? – I asked.
I talk to the moon and the sky, she said, and that’s stupid!
I don’t think that’s stupid at all, I said. What makes you think it’s stupid?
Someone at school said I must be stupid if I talk to the moon and the sky.
I said I have lots of young friends who do that and I think it’s beautiful. I don’t think you’re stupid at all. I think you’re intelligent and that you’ve got a great imagination and I love that.
Her face lit up and she said “So I’m not stupid then?”
She gave me a hug, looked thoughtful for a few seconds, then skipped along happily…..
Donald Marmara created Core Development – a process of change and personal growth developed from his professional training and 35 years’ experience in somatic (body) psychotherapy, counselling and structural dynamics.
Core development adopts a flexible approach, recognising that what works for one person may not work for another.
He can be contacted on 0412 178 234.