“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” ~ Jesus Christ.
To have a childlike mind is to look at life with full faith and wonder, with positive thinking and a curious expression of yourself to explore further each moment you live. And have you noticed how little children do not hold grudges for long, and do not carry this silly burden of “broken” hearts societies invented…??
They just go throughout life discovering and absorbing their experiences, and they do it with gladness and love for life. They do not complain and accept failure, but they remain confident and try over and over again.
They do not judge others, nor worry about what others do; for their attention is upon discovery of themselves in the world. This is the mind which must be kept in the adult still, so life can be seen as a gift and not as a burden, so loss and pain can be experienced with faith and with a strong spirit which quickly recuperates and moves onto better things.
Appreciating all people, without judging, without hating, without dwelling on past memories, without fantasizing about the future but just living the moment wholly.
This is the mind you must revive in you as an adult, because this mind welcomes challenges in life, because this mind never remains depressed and negative, and because this mind is creative and curious in all situations.
And you must be creative and curious to respond to your life, to accept the difficulties you live daily. Life yields and brightens, as heavenly existence, to the childlike mind, to those minds which remain positive, curious, and faithful in the face of chaos.
“Being the valley of the world, eternal virtue will never desert you, and you become like a little child anew.” ~ Lao Tzu.