Parents, ‘children are as intelligent as adults’

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Seeking the Truth is meaningless , 

unless you understand the who is doing the seeking.  

“Most people don’t realize that children are as intelligent as adults.”

 

ENIGMA LYRICS

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That’s not the beginning of the end
That’s the return to yourself
The return to innocence
Love – Devotion
Feeling – Emotion
Love – Devotion
Feeling – Emotion
Don’t be afraid to be weak
Don’t be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence
If you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself don’t hide
Just believe in destiny
Don’t care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don’t give up and use the chance
To return to innocence
That’s not the beginning of the end
That’s the return to yourself
The return to innocence
Don’t care what people say
Follow just your own way Follow just your own way
Don’t give up, don’t give up
To return, to return to innocence.
If you want then laugh
If you must then cry
Be yourself don’t hide
Just believe in destiny.

 

INNOCENCE

Innocence (or guiltlessness) is a term used to indicate a lack of guilt, with respect to any kind of crime, sin, or wrongdoing. In a legal context, innocence refers to the lack of legal guilt of an individual, with respect to a crime.

In relation to knowledge

Innocence can also imply lesser experience in either a relative view to social peers, or by an absolute comparison to a more common normative scale. In contrast to ignorance, it is generally viewed as a positive term, connoting an optimistic view of the world, in particular one where the lack of knowledge stems from a lack of wrongdoing, whereas greater knowledge comes from doing wrong. This connotation may be connected with a popular false etymology explaining “innocent” as meaning “not knowing” (Latin noscere). The actual etymology is from general negation prefix in- and the Latin nocere, “evil” or “guilty“.

People who lack the mental capacity to understand the nature of their acts may be regarded as innocent regardless of their behavior. From this meaning comes the term innocent to refer to a child under the age of reason, or a person, of any age, who is severely mentally disabled.

Pejorative meaning

In some cases, the term “innocence” has a pejorative meaning, where an assumed level of experience dictates common discourse or baseline qualifications for entry into another, different, social experience. Since experience is a prime factor in determining a person’s point of view, innocence is often also used to imply an ignorance or lack of personal experience.

Symbolism

The lamb is a commonly used symbol of innocence. In Christianity, for example, Jesus is referred to as the “Lamb of God”, thus emphasizing his sinless nature. Other symbols of innocence include children, virgins, acacia branches (especially in Freemasonry), non-sexual nudity, and the color white.

Loss of innocence

A “loss of innocence” is a common theme in fiction and pop culture, and is often seen as an integral part of coming of age. It is usually thought of as an experience or period in a child’s life that widens their awareness of evil, pain or suffering in the world around them.

 

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I have been blessed with two wonderful little friends, Frankie, age 8, and his sister, Sadie, almost 11 years old. They live across the creek from me and come to visit me whenever they can. We have great talks and I enjoying being with them very much. They are very precious beings.

Recently they were over for a visit and I said, ” Most people don’t seem to realize that children are as intelligent as adults.” Sadie shook her head in agreement with a big smile on her face.

I went on, “Adults have more information in the heads, but no more intelligence than children.”

Of the two levels of mind, I prefer that of children. They are innocent and open to life fully. When they pretend, they know it is only pretending. Where adults are pretending all the time and are rarely aware it is just pretense. Adults think they should teach children, but there is more for adults to learn from children than they have to teach them. Not that we should not do our best to prepare the little ones for the life they will have to take part in, but as adults we are trying to let go of much we have been miss-taught in order to become sane again.

Last night I was thinking about another talk I had with a little friend, age 10, about computers and what real spirituality is all about. If you see a child as being like a brand new computer with only the system software loaded in it, then you can get a clue of where our problem is as adults. Here you have a child/computer that has all the capacity it will ever have from birth. It has an empty hard drive, pure awareness, that has not been contaminated by any other software, conditioning, and is free to accept what reality has to offer. Then as we start to teach, condition, these wonderful little beings we create all sorts of nonsense and mis-identification. We program them with our religions, our nationalism, our racism, our fears, insecurities, and all manor of other viruses. We contaminate the purity of these bright wonderful little beings, all in the name of love and feeling we are doing the best for them.

As adults, we come to realize that we are messed up machines. We feel one thing, do another, hide our true feelings, and lie almost constantly to ourselves and those around us. This is normal, normal for a sick society, which is just what we have. We need to erase our hard drives and start fresh again.

As we start to question our beliefs, conditioning, and concepts, we are in fact erasing a lot of nonsense from our minds/hard drives. Each time we go a little deeper we are becoming more childlike with the openness and wonder that fills their hearts. As our concepts fade away, we find ourselves in a void. That state can scare some of us who still carry the ego image of who we think we are. It makes us feel insecure to face the fact that we ourselves are only a complex concept. Once one gets past that level of fear and lets go, not as an act of ego but as openness to life in simplicity, then the door to Reality can open. You will find yourself a child again with the innocence that we all once had. You will not have to pretend you love when you do not. You cannot help but love, not as an act, but as an expression of the Life that you are.

My dear little friends Frankie and Sadie could teach us all how to be joyous again. How to find the wonder in every day things. How to be trilled by the stories of the old man next door. How to experience heart felt laughter at the antics of their wonder-dog Hardy. I am deeply grateful for my dear little teacher’s visits that help keep this old man sane. May we all find that teacher within us, to guide us home, to the Heart of Laughter and Joy.

 

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