We are the children

Much has been made, and rightly so, of the need to protect and cherish the children of the world. But what about the child within each of us? Doesn't it need nurturing too?

There is a very deserving and lovable child whom you may possibly be neglecting. This precious child is you— the real you!

If you haven't been feeling loved, the need may be to cultivate more of those childlike qualities which lead us to see more of our true identity—and which in fact are expressive of our real spiritual nature. It's not surprising if we feel a little dubious about identifying ourselves as childlike. We may feel far from such innocence, and there are so many forces that would militate against childlikeness in us and even in little children. But even if it seems lost or battered, we can reclaim childlikeness for ourselves, defend it, and also witness childlike innocence in others.

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