Many wise teachings point to the nature of very young children. Watch children because they have not yet been affected by life. Watch their curiosity, their willingness, and lack of understanding about the word “no.” It’s as if they don’t understand impossibility.
They ask innocent questions about: “Why?” and when they can’t understand… “But, why not?”
A child’s mind hasn’t believed the lies… the lies that the world has solid rules. A very young child’s mind hasn’t been shut down by as many “impossibilities”, failures, and what YOU CAN’T do. And most importantly, a child’s mind HASN’T MADE those failures, shut downs, and misperceptions INTO WHO IT IS… it’s identity.
When you watch children explore the world… connect with their energy of curiosity, willingness, and their sense of possibility. They are open energies. When you feel open, doesn’t more seem possible? And when you are closed, doesn’t it seem as if less is possible? Because when you are closed, you become separate from the energy of life. Where do you think possibilities come from? Life! Life is energy. You are energy.
The truth is: you are the energy of life; and beneath the space of emotional reaction lies your heart. The life of your soul isn’t affected by what happens, or doesn’t happen. It’s not who you are. The truth is who you truly are in your heart hasn’t been beat down by your past experiences of the world. Your identity may have been beat down, but YOU, the you of your heart, have not. For as long as you think that your life failures, shut downs, or any experiences have anything to do with who you are, life will continue to move you up and down.
So ask it of your own heart: did I come here to live in the ups and downs? Or did I come here to live beyond the ups and downs… in ALIVENESS?
(Part II released tomorrow…)
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