Play Full

1 Oct

But the adult is not the highest stage of development. The end of the cycle is that of the independent, clear-minded, all-seeing Child. That is the level known as wisdom. When the Tao te Ching and other wise books say things like, "Return to the beginning; become a child again" that’s what they are referring to. Why do the enlightened seem filled with light and happiness like children? Why do they sometimes even look and talk like children? Because they are. The wise are Children Who Know. Their minds have been emptied of the countless minute somethings of small learning and filled with the great wisdom of the Great Nothing, the Way of the Universe.

 

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One Response to “Play Full”

  1. Unknown October 2, 2009 at 7:03 am #

    I notice something interesting about adult mentality and child mentality. Adults sometimes wish they were kids again. Their reasons ranging from 1. Don\’t have to deal with sexuality 2. Money 3. More fun 4. More innocence 5. Less responsibilityChildren on the other hand want to be adults. Their reasons 1. Get more money 2. Have more power 3. Teenagers sometimes think about making babies 4. More freedom 5. A fabulous jobI have a theory that it has to do with identification. Kids identify with adults and want to be like them. They get so caught up in wanting to be an adult that they miss out on discovering themselves. When they become adults, they still dont know who they are and are still confused and trying to figure it out. So? They wish they were kids again, so they could "try again".You could not pay me enough money to be an adolescent again!Sure being an adult is sometimes a complete pain in the a**, but it beats the time of "finding yourself" and trying to fit in. Where everyone judges you based on what clothes you wear, what kind of grades you get (you want to be smart, but not too smart), if you are skinny enough, if you are popular. Hormones are out of control and nobody says what they really mean for fear of being ridiculed. I have been there and I am glad that it is over.As an adult (almost) no one cares about all of those things. We are too busy working and raising a family to worry about such pettiness. It can be quite fun to be an adult…we have money to buy whatever we want. We get to do anything we want whenever we want. I love it! Life of a carefree child was nice, but the idea of not being able to make decisions for myself, having someone else dictate where I go and what I do, and NO SEX??? Nope…. I\’ll stay where I am.

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