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Be Natural, Be Childlike!

March 28, 2014 | By

We all were childlike once. We all possessed these wondrous qualities like unconditional love, trust, playfulness and simplicity. Somewhere on the road to adulthood we have shed these childlike virtues and adopted fear, mistrust, prejudice, doubt and selfishness.

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  • Partho Mondal

    Thanks for this thought provoking article. You are right; we are “getting our perspectives muddled up” and we need to “control the childish Duryodhana in each one of us and encourage the childlike Krishna.”

    How very true about a child following “the language of his heart.” This reminds me of an incident about 2 years ago when Antarip the 5 year old nephew of my wife came to visit us with his mother and father.

    In the evening, my then 6 year old child Anshula took Antarip to play with her friends. They had a great time and effortlessly communicated with each other, even though Antarip did not understand Hindi (he lives in Kolkata) and Anshula’s friends did not know a word of Bengali. They were listening to the language of their hearts.

    Our biggest challenge, as you have so rightly pointed out, is we forget to enjoy the moment. We are more concerned about what has happened in the past or may happen in the future. The other day at lunch time we were soaking the beautiful sunshine at the roof of our office building. It is springtime here in New Delhi.

    Instead of enjoying the weather my colleague was complaining that it is getting so warm in March. The months of May and June will be very hot; we will have a difficult time in summer. In peak summer temperatures in New Delhi go up to 45 degree Celsius.
    The other challenge of course is unlike a child we do not trust or accept things easily – most of the time we are Doubting Thomases. We surround ourselves with walls of “fear, mistrust, prejudice, doubt and selfishness.”

    After reading your article I am consciously trying to be natural and childlike, and not curb my impulses.

    I look forward to more such thought provoking posts of yours.

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