Ah, to be a child again! A meditation

Before we were indoctrinated to the rules of the world, with its entire do’s and don’ts, we were actually very receptive.

We were willing to try new things, go into forbidden places and take risks without hesitation.

We did not believe in unhappiness, defeat, rejection, or lack.

We asked for what we wanted and were willing to demand that it be provided.

We thought the world existed to respond to our needs

It might do us well to revert back to the ways of childhood if we want to bring some good into our lives. It’s not the temper tantrums or childish outbursts we want. It is the openness and freedom from limitation we need.

We have been taught to accept fear, lack, sorrow, and restriction as a part of everyday life.

We are afraid to make demands of life because we believe we can’t have what we want.

We no longer feel free to express what we feel, when we feel it. Now, we want to be everyone’s friend.

If only we would think like a child again, there’s a good chance we would find the freedom we gave up to become adults.

Inyanla Vanzant

You must be like a child to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.


These words from Inyanla Vanzant and Jesus are food for your soul. Read through them a few times in a meditative state. Then just sit in meditation and see, sense, or feel whatever impressions, thoughts, feelings. or images arise for you about you. Be receptive, objective, and open!

Reading an inspiring passage and then just sitting with it in meditation is a form of meditation you may want to add to your practice. Find any inspiring passage that you resonate with, read it, and then sit and see what happens. There are many ways to meditate and connect with Source. Meditating on an inspiring passage is one that I love to practice regularly, especially when my mind is overly active.

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