Some of life's biggest lessons are the most basic. As we grow into adults, we are inundated with facts and rules that, if we believe them, begin to shape our reality. The more of these rules we take on, often, the further we get carried from our truest self -- the version of ourselves that existed when we were 6 years old, the version of ourselves which has the greatest capacity for joy and for sharing our innermost gifts with the world.
So, how do you get back to the true lessons of life? By remembering what it means to be a child all over again.
"Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn't developed all those filters that prevent us from seeing things that we don't expect to see." -Douglas Adams
Here are just a handful of the "rules" we played by as children ourselves. Let us continue to be reminded of them as we enjoy the inspiring, free-flowing joy that our children see each day.
- Dream. Dream as big and as crazily as you want. And while you're at it, do it as if the dream is already here. Be the person you want to become now!
It's easy to feel like we, as adults, are the teachers and it is our job to share everything that we know and have learned with the youth of today. It's funny how sometimes, the things we have "learned" are the same things that hold us back in our lives.
Perhaps we are the ones who should be looking to children for the real guidance on making our lives more fulfilled. Untainted, pure life water flows through them as they enjoy each moment. Dream, laugh, play, love. We can all use a little more of that in our lives.