From the earliest years we are told countless fairy tales. The little girls are fed with all those stories where the handsome prince comes on the white horse saving the princess… And they live happily ever after… However, no one seems to realize that these repeated threads stay in the subconsciousness of the child, creating the false presumptions in their later life.
So this little girl grows up with an assumption that once she finds her prince, she will be happy. Many young girls, and boys as well, jump into relationships which do not fully satisfy them but they feel that they should be in a relationship in order to be happy. The little girl gets her prince, perhaps gets married and soon she realizes she isn’t happy. She starts to search for faults in herself. ‘I should be happy. I have everything.’, she thinks to herself. ‘There must be something wrong with me.’ All of this leads to further frustration and dissatisfaction with her situation. What the little girl inside her was never taught is that happiness comes from within. Her subconscious mind got quite the opposite suggestion – that she should look for happiness outside, in a handsome prince and a pretty dress. However, in order to truly realize herself and be content with her life, she needs to develop herself. She needs to learn to love and accept herself. Nothing can ever replace that.
If you are a parent reading this, I encourage you to consider more carefully what you put in your child’s mind, realize that this will in a significant part shape their future. And if you are a grown up person who still has this little child inside you, I will risk telling you that here’s your answer, this is where your desired happiness lies – it’s within you.