I often get reprimanded or criticized for my youthful, childlike nature. I am messy or unordered. I don't do things "right" or efficiently. I have my own topsy survey way to do them. I try new things and find doing things new and fresh are fun and make life more alive. However, to a well ordered, adult as I have been told, I am not grown up in my thinking. I think this is one of my favorite qualities about myself. I love the curious, youthful, wide eyed, innocent way I look at things. I have a very smart side and a very flakey or childlike side for certain.
I find especially now, our youthful whimsical creative way needs to lead us so we can have joy as we do life and to lighten up the field. People feel isolated, annoyed, angry, scared, uncertain and filled with the adult like thinking. I am not saying being alert to what is really going on and having a sense a safety is not foremost. It just doesn't need to be so serious. When I can step away from my problems or issues and see them with curiousity and silliness, it is not so bad, I can find a creative way to walk through it. It is like a brilliance comes from that innocent giggle about it all. Being so lost or so fucked, you have to giggle. Then lightness comes in. Often then so do directions to go.
As we get old it is natural to get more rigid. Arthritis is a disease of criticism in Louse Hays work. In
Tai Chi, it is considered a disease of not moving fluidly thus their exercise is in flow and feeling that, so rigidity is softened. You go, "Oh, this is what flow is like and it is not locked up in opinion and stiff thinking." Getting older we think we know more and indeed we do. We don't have the answers though any more than we did before. We just know to not be so serious, all things pass, calmness and grounding is important. We move slower when we don't know as when we are young we move and move and move. Or at least I did. With age you realize pause is effective.
Now in a new strange world, the ideas of curiosity and wide eyed wonder is a good approach. We know it will all work out somehow. There will be a solution at some point and life is new right now and will be then. We are all more alert and awakened. We are more tuned into our inner self. Maybe that is what it is all about. An awakening of the youthful look at the world that says "Oh my. What can we do to make this better for everyone?" That is expansive and opening. It is good to look to see how we and all can work together at a greater way. Rather than take sides on issues, be open to a third way of listening compassion. Of "Oh well. We don't see eye to eye so lets get to a place where we do." There can always be commonality, we all are breathing if that is the only connect, it is there we do.
To me that was how I felt in youth. I thought the older people didn't get it. I wanted to be part of a better world. In my 20s I was part of a charity for many years and loved that I was making a difference. It felt good to use my energy toward a purpose that helped the world. I did it as an organic grower, a green business and in sharing beauty and health with woman and even water now. I keep looking for a way to add into the world toward a better place. Big or small, it doesn't matter. Joy and participation in giggling and enjoying something is part of lifting the planet.
So I am all for this youthful way. Even if it is annoying with all that comes with it, as I spill things, I drop things, I lose things yet in a bind I have all that is needed. It is an odd way that my character adds to the world. Often teaching others that the coffee maker going all over the counter because I didn't have the lid right isn't the end of the world. I giggling and yes bummed that my coffee will be weak, clean it up and spin it that the counter could of been deep cleaned since it hasn't got its attention lately. The young girl of me that isn't refined or graceful, reminds me nothing is so bad.
Realize that many of us are youth in adult bodies. I would say all are. Especially with survival all around our childlike fears are activated. They too have an innocence as they find their way with their conditions. We all have this youthful, hopeful, curious way at life. I think we are trained to bury it in away as to be more refined as a mature adult. I never quite got it. Maybe others haven't either and the giggle and fun are part of their world often, daily and even hourly. Accepting the fucked up things of life and moving on and through and hopefully together with others is just what is happening.
Honor the youthfulness of yourself and all adults. We don't know any more about this whole mess than we would of before. It is all new, we are part of creating it by our energy so curiously look how to place your energy into all things. We have this reset moment to re-emerge into a strange world with a updated view. We have awakened out of our way that was so we can create a new way. Rather than this or that, we get to a third creative way like a baby of both points of view to a blended one. Youthfulness will help this. Forgetting you know it all and be open in curiousity. This is how this can be changed.
Not all will appreciate you but you will add fun, happy, innocent energy into the world and we all need more of this!
Inspiring ways to love your life! Simple writings on how to see life in ways that bring joy, relaxation, oxytocin, health and vitality giggling through life!
|Lyn Ann Hicks
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