Childlike Eyes – Nepo

We take joy in and accept a child that sees the world in this manner, however there’s a stigma with an adult that continues to do the same.

I believe this is what Daddy is often looking for when he says I need you to be little. The happiness it brings him just watching me enjoy life.

Mark Nepo The Book of Awakening
December 20

Believing

“Believing is all a child does for a living.”

~ Kurtis Lamkin

Picasso once said that artists are those of us who still see with the eyes of children. Somehow, as we journey into the world, more and more gets in the way, and we stop questioning things in order to move deeper into them and start questioning as a way to challenge things that we fear are false.

As a child I used to talk to things – birds that flew over head, trees that swayed slowly in the night, even stones drying in the sun. For years, though, I stopped doing this freely because of what others might think, and then I stopped altogether. Now I learn that Native Americans do this all the time, that many original peoples believe with their childlike eyes right into the center of things.
Now, almost fifty, I am humbled to recover the wisdom that believing is not a conclusion, but a way into the vitality that waits in everything.

  • When you can, talk with a child about how they see the world.

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3 thoughts on “Childlike Eyes – Nepo

  1. I love this, and it’s so important to connect and remain connected to our inner child, and care for them as we would our own child. It’s also why I love teaching as the creativity and minds of young people are fascinating. I always talk to animals, I find they’re very good listeners x

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