Thursday, May 6, 2010

Seeing through the eyes of a Child

Do you remember being a child? Do you remember the wonderment in each day? The beauty of a child's smile. The joy you see in their eyes or the way they can get lost in the smallest thing. The world would be a better place if we could all return to our child like ways. The EGO doesn't exist in a child until we teach them that they are separate. Love & compassion are always a child's first thoughts. Children love to love.

I know what you're saying, "There's no way for us to be child like because the world would take advantage of us". Isn't that a sad way to be? If what we think becomes real in our life then just by thinking we can't be child like creates a world where we can't be child like. That's a world I don't accept.

I believe in wonderment. I look at each moment with the same joy I had as a child. My 3 girls would tell you that I love to play. I've never lost that & I hope I never will. Allowing yourself to rediscover the the wonder in the everyday will open your eyes to the beauty of the world around you. Shift your focus from knowing what everything is in your life.....that's a stapler. To finding the wonder in discovering every object or person that enters your life. Bring play back to your daily life. Allow yourself to laugh! Remember the things you loved as a child & allow yourself to enjoy them again.

I challenge you this weekend to rediscover the child within you. Do this even if it feels awkward. Just try it & discover the beauty & the joy in the world around you. I promise you that if you take the time to explore being a child again you will lighten your heart & discover the joy in your life. Let go of all the things you know & rediscover the joy in looking at everything anew!!

Till Monday, have a great weekend.


Quote of the day:"Discover the wonderment of the child within you. Rediscover what it's like to get lost in the joy of the moment!"

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Sureindran said...

How I wish I remember my early childhood...But I believe, those must have been the best days of my life.

Darren Sproat said...

So much of our children's fears are learned responses from us, the parents. I strive to look upon each moment with the same innocence and wonderment that my daughter does. I find the way she relates to things around her inspirational... with imagination and without fear or preconceived notion.

Thanks for this post, a great reminder to look through the eyes of a child! ;)


Timberwolf123 said...

Hi Darren, Yes pretty much everything we fear & judge is a result of our parents. I did blog a long time ago based on the song from "South Pacific" called "You've got to be careful taught". We as parents truly don't understand the influence we have on our children...even if they decide as they grow older to go a different way, what we teach is still there.

Thanks again for stopping by.



Anahid said...

I believe we all have that child within us but sometimes we need to bring it out of hiding. I think somewhere along the line when responsibilities & bills begin to pile up that child gets pushed aside & sometimes can even get lost. Great post, I missed reading your blog! :)

Marilyn said...

Bill, I have to say, when I read your profile, working with must need to search for joy! OK you might not be the most loved guy at times when you break it to someone that they owe money...but your post was a warm reminder for me of how I really learned how to love in my life and by putting the love in my life...made me love life.

Duane Scott said...

The child within me wants to go swinging right now and eat an icecream cone in the park. I must be off! Great post!

Debra Jason said...

It's important to nurture that child within us. I take walks to the park, ride on the swings, color with crayons (or colored pencils).