Lessons from the children of the world: joy, peace and purity of heartLessons from the children of the world: joy, peace and purity of heart
The moment we are born, we are each bestowed a great gift. It is our birthright — given to one and all, regardless of race, religion, or socioeconomic status. This gift is peace and joy, and we should protect it with our lives, never allowing anyone to take it away from us.
And if you think that can’t happen, think again.
Today, these rights are in more jeopardy than ever before. Civil and political discord, wars, violence, hatred, along with global dissatisfaction and frustration, is making the world more unhappy every day. Our right to peace and joy is disappearing before our eyes, especially for our children, who often feel helpless to do anything about it. But the truth is, it is our own internal conflicts, memories, opinions, beliefs, and need to be right or to have the last word, which is making us unhappy — taking away our joy and peace.
Fortunately, all around us are reminders on how we can restore balance to our lives. Of course, I am talking about the children of the world. They are the only reminders we need.
Two months ago, during a visit to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico, I had the opportunity to meet the children of Casa Taller. These were street kids who come from dysfunctional families, many with addictions and abuse. During the presentation, I asked them a question. “What would you like to say to the adults?”
One of them looked at me and smiled, “I would tell them to pursue their dreams.” He then added, “I want to be a robotics teacher.”
I looked at him and said, “If you believe it, you can do it. Our power is in how we think. If we say we can, we can.”
The innocence and nature of a child is marked by its essence. They see the world differently; they have a different programming than ours. We must learn from them — to trust their hearts, their intuition, and their inspiration. If we do this, we will have children who will believe in themselves and can create a better world.
We must begin to see life as a child sees it — no judgments, no opinions, no limiting beliefs, where all our thoughts are pure and in the moment. I call this Zero Frequency®, which is where we must all strive to be. Children already have this connection; they see life with that color and freedom from which we have slowly been moving away. Now is our time to get back to that same frequency.
Unfortunately, as we get older, we start to listen more and more to that “voice of reason.” What we really need to do is follow a child’s lead and, once again, believe that anything is possible. There is a line in the book, The Diary of Anne Frank, which says, “While you can look at the sky without fear, you will know that you are pure inside and that whatever happens you will be happy again.” This girl lived the horror of the Holocaust but never lost her connection to her essence.
Each child is special and has unique talents, natural gifts, and a perfect rhythm. It is our duty to help our children recover and preserve those innate qualities. It is also our duty to emulate them. Children can appreciate who they are. They don’t get carried away by what others say, and they know they don’t have to be perfect. They can also forgive easily and have the courage to follow their passion.
Children do not come to our life just to learn; they come to teach us. Let’s capture their essence, then set our own example on how to live a good life. We can start by taking 100% responsibility for our lives. We can stop blaming, stop taking things so personally, and stop worrying so much. We can also let go of the victim mentality. And, of course, we can show them that all problems are a step towards freedom and that everything happens for a reason. Everything is perfect, and we can only call something a failure if we did not learn from it. We can show them that all problems are a blessing that help us to grow; they make us stronger. All we have to do is relax, breathe and say, “thank you.”
If we can show them this, we will also have learned their greatest lesson as well, which is to hold on tight to joy, peace, and purity of heart.
After all, it is our birthright.