Be a Child.
Be life- like.
Learn to laugh and smile, freely.
Learn to be, and not care so much about other people.
Observe children and learn to not scold them, or yourself.
Learn to forgive, mostly yourself. Because you are human, capable of making mistakes, capable of love, capable of truth and grace.
I love this book Pipi Longstocking! I found it while I was teaching english, yes, besides my busy career in Real Estate and managing an online store (along with vending at 2 boutiques in Pasadena), I sometimes teach.
Now, teaching kids make me more versatile, more childlike, more flexible in my career in real estate. Such as this book, I am able to see life as a challenge, a cartoon…I see myself as Pipi. I loved her since I was a little child in Germany. She is amazing because she can lift a wrestler and then do cartwheels after her victories.
My dream is to see people come alive, from the inside. I want to see people remember and awaken from a deadened life, where their superiors used to scold and judge based on how much they were laughing.
Why is it that our culture scolds people for laughing at work? People think they don’t work hard enough. People praise those that seem stress or are working very hard, yet have insomnia and all kinds of anxiety problems.
I think it is time we awaken the child within us and remember to take life by the bundles, full of joy….full of life.
Only then can we awaken our true and whole self.
I don’t believe that we should quench the joy kids have. I think many of us have suppressed our wishes, dreams and joys to conform to the voices that tell us to be “good”, “to submit”, “to obey”….I think it is time we grow up and actually submit to ourselves, versus the imaginary parents or teachers that are not even ruling our lives anymore. I think it is time we listen to our hearts, to the small voice encouraging us to be happy, to live life fully, to run and skip without any judgement. To dance and wiggle, to do cartwheels, to laugh without feeling embarrassed, to feel the ecstasy of every breath and life we have.
How have you quenched your inner child and How will you CELEBRATE LIFE like a Child?