Monday, October 26, 2009

Innocence of a child


All of us love children. It does not matter whether it is our child or not. At the mere sight of a child, strangers start smiling at each other and the ice is broken. There is something very attractive in children. It could be their playful nature. It could be the joy that seems to fill them. It could be their low level of ego and self consciousness. It could be their ability to quickly forget pain and smile despite it. It could be their vulnerability. It could our own amazement and wonder at seeing God's blessing in the form of a child.

It is not the physical appearance of the child that attracts us. It is not her talent or intelligence. It is not the wealth in her family. Even a child without any of these is cute and beautiful. What strikes me as really wonderful in children is their innocence and their ability to trust everyone around implicitly. A child's mind is not crooked or scheming. It is simple, straight, open and transparent. She is honest about what she wants and what she likes or dislikes. She does not hide things. She speaks what she thinks. And most of all she believes what we tell her.

When we see a child we want to love her. We want to play with her and laugh in a carefree manner like her. We want to provide her with things that make her happy. We want to protect her from harm. The whole world loves a child for its nature, character and behaviour.

Why can't we be more like children?

15 comments:

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Indeed Sir - childhood is bliss unmatched, with innocence and freedom the mind like never before!

Therefore it is, as you said, very important to retain a part of the child in us - to be better people and more importantly, to be happy people!

Anonymous said...

Children only see the world through genuine and pure love.They are so innocent that their lovely smiles warms up our hearts.
I truly believe that there is always a child in each one of us.So let us learn to share our genuineness and smiles with everyone.
"The face of a child will give us hope to live"

Tyaagi

Avin said...

Her thoughts and heart are uncluttered and that is the very reason that she is so radiant. Reading this i feel that i should have never grown up :)

anupama said...

Dear Vish,
Good Morning!
Of all created things the loveliest and most divine are children.William Canton
Vish,You could have published this post after two weeks on NOV.14th,Childrens' Day!
A wonderful thought on children,
The best way to get inspired is being with children,
We feel so young n energetic,
Just looking at them,
The glow in our eyes enhances,
Heart becomes lighter,
Forgetting the tensions of life,
And many times i ask myself,
Why I can't go back to my childhood,
To be so safe n secure with
My parnts n siblings.
Now my chechie,NANDA is enjoying
Life with our baby AVNI,across the seas,
And she has a warm smile to give.:)
Yes,the innocence,the beautiful smile,the carefree attitude,the childhood is the best phase of our life!we all still have a child in us.
Thanks a lot,Vish,for making my morning so wonderful with such a nice post!
have a great day ahead......
sasneham,
anu

Vijay V said...

Beautiful message.
I personally felt this in my life. The more we observe the children the more we come to know about the gift of this life. From children's we can learn what inspiration is.

Love this message Sir.

regards
Vijay.V.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

In Tamil there is a saying, "A child and God are one by character"

Good one Vish, Thanks for sharing!

subs said...

very true... children are uncluttered and pure. We lose all that as we grow up !

manivannan said...
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manivannan said...

How true!

If we had a child's faith and innocence, we'd certainly be the blessed ones.

Your post is very admirable Vish!

Keep up the awesome work :-)

Jyotsna P kadayaprath said...

dear sir
I believe the only truth in this world is infants and their innocence..a representation of god Himself..
wishes
love
joe

Being Pramoda... said...

In Addition to ur words, i tend to say something..

we have such idea abt child in our mind and that provokes us to do all these.. :)

its not only thier nature, ut it also our thought which make us love them..

nice one vish..

Cyrus Rumi said...

How true...these words resonate within my soul...thank you brother for sharing them...

Namaste to you and family.

Cyrus

Anonymous said...

That is why I love them so much.
There are only two innocent and pure creatures on earth. They are children and animals. I love both of them unconditionally.

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