There’s a certain sense flow in the spirit of a child, a magical blend of curiosity and fearless adventure in every moment of its being. The openness to explore, decipher and create emanates from its core, as a natural expression of life itself.
Kids never think twice before they attempt something. They could open up their whole racing car toy to make sense of how it works, talk to strangers as if they’re long lost friends, dance even if there’s no music around, and even reprimand their Grandpa if he doesn’t practice what he preaches !
The energy flows as it comes, unhindered.
In a way, they are ‘just doing things without too much thinking.’
And how much life do they squeeze out of each living moment with that flamboyance !
While we adults, in comparison, have quite a constipated existence.
Because, believe it or not, we too,
are ‘just doing things without too much thinking.’
The same expression I had used earlier for a kid’s state of being applies to us, however in a way that doesn’t serve our growth
We are too busy doing things without giving conscious thought about it. Despite access to all the knowledge in the world we are just getting on with our lives.
What are we making off of our privilege?
We choose to not take care of our health,
eat and sleep at ungodly hours, poison our bodies with socially accepted addictions, all the while knowing that it does us only harm.
We box up our lives, feeling sorry for ourselves despite our privilege while we could be finding ways to help people in a greater need than us.
And life goes on like that, as we keep scrolling through a stream of information just to fill up the void in our life.
We get on with our lives,
‘Just doing these things without too much thinking.’
Life goes on.
A child also keeps doing things without too much thinking, but how profoundly different is its life from ours!
We need a phase shift.
For that shift to happen we must follow a two step process :
1) Rediscover the childlike abandon in us and do things without being bogged down by self doubt and fear of judgement.
2) Be mindful and deliberate about our lives, and not let it just happen.
With step one, we will regain the creative vigor of a child, beyond any imagined fear.
With step two, we will make the best use of our knowledge and channel our creative energy wisely, in the direction that serves everyone best.
After all, there are so many things in worlds within and without, that deserve attention and action from our end !
It is the same expression :
‘Just doing things without much thinking‘
It could mean a mindless existence in one sense.
But it could also mean a flamboyant existence rolling like a juggernaut in the direction of divinity.
It is a matter of choice, isn’t it?
Let’s change gears, course correct our journey, and give a better meaning to our existence.
Let’s do this !