Tuesday, January 13, 2015
HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU KID
One of life's most precious gifts is seeing a child smile. Except in cases where one is born with some kind of mal wiring in the brain, I firmly believe that we are born into this world to love. To give love, to accept love, and to be an embodiment of love. The hate, the prejudice, the greed, etc are all things that children learn from the adults of the world. We will never end the hate and prejudice unless we all begin to teach our children the way of love. When I look into a child's eyes I see a blank canvas just waiting to be colored with love, peace, and oneness. In today's world it is such a shame to watch adults hand down those old worn out beliefs of hate and prejudice. And as a child, the young mind is influenced mostly by the adults around them. As I see it, children are already pure and chaste, that is until they learn by watching and listening to adults and then begin to lose sight of who and what they are. We are all children of the Universe even when we fail to recognize it. Some of the things we do to each other is appalling to say the least. And this world will not change until we begin to teach our children the way of pure unconditional love. In my personal experience, I have noticed that the little children are the ones who are willing to look me in the face while those around me at times just act as if I didn't exist. I am not talking about friends and family per se but those folks I see at the store, at the movies, on the street etc. It's almost as if they are afraid to say hi or to even just smile as I walk by. There are many folks who do look at me and speak if only to say something like "How ya doing today/" But alas, there are still so many who just pass by with no regard to anyone but themselves. I don't mean to be judging or condemning them as I realize that fear of others is running rampant on this planet. And for good reason! We don't even feel safe in our homes at times. We see the stupidity of people gunning down innocent folks at our schools, our shopping malls and wherever else they decide to strike. There are times that I feel like giving up on my dreams of a world filled with love and only love. And at those times when I'm feeling down, I can always count on some child I have never seen nor probably never will again, just smile at me while I'm waiting in line somewhere or walking down the street. And those little faces beaming with unconditional love and acceptance of our Oneness save me from my sadness. I think I know what the wise man meant when he said to be saved we must become a child again. The innocence of children is a great gift that I think we all take for granted .My hope and my prayer is that all of us will begin today to look upon the world and see it as we once did when we were children! Let us begin to put an end to teaching our little ones the way of hate and prejudice and instead begin to teach them unconditional love. Our future depends on the children today so let us teach them the best way to live. And that way, as I see it, is the way of giving love, accepting love, and being love. I leave all of you with thoughts of pure love, pure joy, and pure peace. Not for some but for all. Go in love and if you can do something nice for someone wait not another moment to do it! We can change this world so let's begin today!