More than a few great masters have given us a message to be like a child if we want to enjoy and truly understand this life.
But how many of us can really remember – reconnect with – the essence of a child?
What is a child like? They laugh a lot. They cry easily too. Children like to play and will explore whatever is around them.
Have you seen a baby looking at its hands as if they’re not a part of
him or her? Fascinated by her fingers; hardly aware of what or who it
is that’s making them move!
Is that how we see this Universe, the
world we live in - as disconnected, separate entities that can only be
studied piecemeal? Do we doubt that we are actually a vital part of all
we see ‘out there’?
Have you noticed a shift in this kind of
thinking lately? Wherever you look there are more and more people
connecting the dots, bridging what were opposing views; breaking down
barriers. Or trying to. Or dying in the attempt!
thinks outside the cultural ‘square’ seems to others to be weird or
worse. You might think nothing’s changed since Copernicus set a cat
among the pigeons 500 years ago on Europe by proving that the earth
revolves around the sun, but today some scientists are beginning to
sound like metaphysicians, describing the quantum world where, for
example, particles that have become ‘entangled’ continue to behave as
one, even after being separated by thousands of miles!
Sound like separated lovers to you?