Who is the wounded child?

May be art of 2 people and flower

With practice, we can see that our wounded child is not only us.
Our wounded child may represent several generations.
Our mother may have suffered throughout her life. Our father may have suffered. Perhaps our parents weren’t able to look after the wounded child in themselves.
So when we’re embracing the wounded child in us, we are embracing all the wounded child in our past generations. This practice is not a practice for ourselves alone, but for numberless generations of ancestors and descendants.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
art | Christian Schloe