Child is the guru of humans
The saying goes that – “Past is History – Future is Mystery – Present is Real” … So – get immersed in the “present” and Live it to the hilt and so be happy! More one thinks of it – more one is convinced about the poignancy and the validity of this statement.
Living the present means – “Living like a Child”. For a child – Past is learning – Future is hope – Present is Play. Contrast this with a grown up adult – Past is Pain – Future is Fear – Present is Struggle”.
What makes it so diametrically opposite & vastly different for the same individual, in 2 different stages in life? The answer is “attitude”. Why does this attitude change for worse over the time?
The answer is simple. During childhood, the child lives its own – in born, inherent, latent and natural personality. When it imitates others, it is part of learning but not copying. The child does it with such level of innocence that its ego does not play any role in this process of learning – hence it remains a simple matter of fact! When the child does not know – it simply shakes its head to say so. What and when it knows – it simply does without showing off!
But for the adult, it is very complicated – and a complex game of falsehood and foul plays. When he does not know, he will not / cannot say so. When he knows, he will not / cannot do it because of some motives. These motives are governed by either the past events or the imagined future possibilities. Hence the “present – the reality” … is lost to him without living it. He lives is the past or future – but never in the present.
A child plays the game of life for pure pleasure every day – but the adult plays to “win” thus losing the “pleasure” and gaining the “pressure” during the play – only to feel exhausted at the end of each day.
A Child is thus the “True Guru” of the Human!
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