“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” … Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love watching little kids … especially ones who are under two. They haven’t figured out yet that … here in this world … they will be expected to pretend that they are someone and something other than who and what they are. Little ones are still connected to their soul … you can see it in their eyes when they look at you … and the light and fun and excitement about the upcoming, big adventure that they are about to embark on … shines out and always makes me smile!
I am saddened when I watch parents doing their darndest to mould their children into what they want them to be instead of cherishing and nourishing the amazing spirit who has come to live with them for a while. Society’s rules and regulations have really done a number on so-o-o many people. I often think that… perhaps … if we spent more time trying to figure out what lessons our children have come to teach us we would all be a lot better off. It has been my observation that the beautiful young souls who come here with great intentions and aspirations seem to have at least as much to share with us about love and Life as they have to learn about this world of ours … after all … they only recently arrived “here” from “there”.
Now I don’t know about you but I love experiencing all of the many and wondrous ways that Life has of demonstrating to me Its presence in my life. Perhaps that’s one of the many reasons that I find young ones so captivating. Life is still peeking out though their eyes … right alongside of them. I still remember the awe that I felt when the 3 year old son of a friend whispered to his baby brother: “Tell me about Home … I’m starting to forget.”
We all forget. We come here and we get lost in a world that is “constantly trying to make (us) into something else”. Perky Polly and I have decided that our job these days is to set aside for later consideration … the many things that the world thinks we should be … and instead to remember who-we-truly-are. We figure that if we remember who we really are … then maybe we’ll remember why we came here … and from there it should be a short hop, skip and a jump to grabbing Life’s hand and leaping into our big adventure … just as we planned all those years ago when we arrived.
Arinaste and Joyful Remembering!