I'm busy working on a post I hope to publish within the next day or so, the result of Chris's and my trip into Vancouver yesterday.
Until then, I want to share another quote with you from Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, by Gloria Steinem, one of the best books I've read on the subject.
"Each of us has an inner child of the past living within us. Those who needed to build no walls [around themselves while they were growing up] have access to that child's creativity and spontaneity. Those who had to leave this crucial core behind [in order to survive] can tear down the walls, see what the child needed but didn't have, and begin to provide it now. The more we do this, the more we know that we are worth it. And that we always were [pp. 38-39]."