Today I unexpectedly realized what you could learn from the kids. Or did I just remember… It was the end of the day that brought me a lot of weight. I had a feeling I couldn’t move anymore. I was slow and heavy breathing, sitting in silence, contemplating about unanswered questions, feeling numb, tired. It was as if all the burden of the world had collapsed on my back. It was one of those days when nothing goes wrong with you and when you think you are completely alone in the world… What You Can Learn From Kids – Kids Are Sometimes Great Teachers
Kids Voices Woke Me Up
The silence around me was suddenly replaced by the voices and noise outside. Cheerful and energetic voices as if they wanted to wake me up, I rejoiced in them. Children, joy, positive madness, craziness, freedom…
Suddenly, I moved miles back to similar nights of my childhood. Memories began to flow. It was a time of carelessness and beauty, in which no weight was enough to discourage you, touch you, to despair. Except maybe a youthful feeling of sweet despair. The one passing, almost instantly. I remembered the joy of the child inside me, who had been sleeping for a long time.
She almost pushed me, hit me on the nose! “I’m lucky, I’m here with you and now, as well as then and as well as I will forever be. Is it possible that you don’t know that, that you don’t understand?!” she asked me in disbelief. I remember the torn knees, the slices of bread in a hurry, the almost extinct games, and only the breadth and the endless … Those childhood wishes where you use both hands (with a small but huge heart in your chest), you hug the world and it still fits.
I remembered, while listening to these mutated sounds, screams, summonses, and excitements, how you can learn and heal a lot from your child. If you are a good student and an exemplary patient.
From Kids, We Can Learn How To Be Happy For No Reason
We can learn from children to be happy for no reason without being fools and psychos. Maybe just a little, to the extent that in each of us hides some craziness and not madness that shouldn’t be seen. It is more madness, to soften the stone heart from which we unknowingly suck out all the joy and madness. And this is a way to steal the possibility of the heart to open itself and with its rhythm to beat perfectly and essentially.
Sometimes it seems to me that we adults, somewhere along the way become masters of interlocking, complicating, rebuses. We live without a clue, and we think our wit is our virtue … And ego, the buildings are made of ego, instead of crunching it in your pocket and in that form, throwing it away. You don’t need a killer ego, get a new one, friendly one, small one, just a pinch.
If we take a closer look at the children, we will learn what it feels like to be happy. And if we want to be, I’m sure we’ll find a way. Even if that meant we will exercise and be happy only for 10 minutes a day, for starters.
Children Can Learn How To Be Occupied By Something Without Getting Tired
You can learn from your child to constantly be occupied with something, busy, engaged in something deep, wide, imaginative, without even feeling the shadows of fatigue and weight. A very important spice here is love. Quantity, says the recipe – just pour it in, without regrets.
It is enough to observe the children as they do something and with how much love, perseverance, dedication, and enjoyment they do it. I have repeatedly heard that children should not be interrupted while they are in a recess and are committed to something. You just have to enjoy watching them.
Standing Up For Yourself – Another Kids Lesson
And you can still learn from kids to take all your resources, all your strength, and virtue for yourself. With how much fervor these little heads think, with how much energy, flight, passion and desire they know their goal. There is no chance that they will suffer defeat because they are neither confused, difficult, nor tired, and because of their lack of force and obstacles, their vision is blurred. And the truth is, luckily, they still haven’t managed to learn the worst from us cowards. That is that dreams are dreamed for the sake of order. And then you forget everything and often get buried alive.
Let’s Not Forget The Child In Ourselves (And Ourselves)
I tried to remember the moment of my last madness and it worked, but barely. They are rare and long gone. If we have forgotten the moment of our last madness, instinctiveness, intuitiveness, immediately put into action, we are done. Sounds wicked, but only on one side. On the other hand, it sounds so good, because if we are still able to read the messages of that somewhat foolish self, of the moment, of ourselves – of ourselves and the child, without the ramparts and fortresses to which we have enclosed, then it is not so vicious.
Apart from children, the greats of our culture and history knew this great truth. And she is, like all great truths, so simple. Give it to her and sum it up whatever you like, but don’t forget the essence. By chance, almost unconsciously, instinctively, inclined to our nature, this is essentially us. Very often forgotten, miraculously garbage chained to me.
Do you want yourself – yourself, noise and a little bit of craziness, peace and tranquility, listen, this blind force alone created to live and rejoice defies every impossibility and every impasse. Let us not forget that silly self, nurture the child within ourselves and ourselves.
Thank you, children! For what you keep building, except for staring at the screens, for giving hope, being faithful, for teaching us, smart adults, life in just a few lessons …
… as if my breathing had gotten deeper, calmer …
“I heard you, I heard, oh, I certainly did. Your name is luck, you’re here, you’re always here, you’re not going anywhere, you haven’t been anywhere. Except next to me, as well as for each of us.”
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