“Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.” -G.K. Chesterton
What I like about kids is that, for the most part, their minds haven’t been tainted by the belief system of this world. They still have that purity of love and faith straight from heaven, they believe. It is only when an adult intrudes into their belief system that they start to deny their own experience for that of an ‘authority.’ This happens to many adults, we forget about the things we believed in as kids, our open heartedness and our freedom to just be.
It is this innocent and playful approach to life that allows some adults to thrive. They still enjoy living just the way kids to, they fall, but they get right back up just enjoying life like if it were a game. In a way, life is a game, it is like a movie that is being projected before us, and we are the witnesses to it, the more attached we are to one scene or another, the more we suffer. We aren’t supposed to get stuck on one scene because like life-it moves on, or ideally, it should.
A child’s openness to believe is also what allows magical things to happen in life, some adults use this wisdom. They believe in life, but above all, they believe in themselves and the power they have to create. Do you believe?