Children rarely give up when they really want something. They keep asking and knocking until they are given what they want.
We were born that way, with the ability to get most of whatever we want. We were all born with the ability to persist until we win. How and when did we lose this ability?
We lost it the moment we lost the childhood innocence in us. Childhood innocence is an aura where fear doesn’t exist, disappointment doesn’t discourage and the believe in possibilities doesn’t wane.
The period of childhood innocence is when the trust in the subconscious mind for direction is total.
The subconscious mind is more powerful than the concious mind. The subconscious mind stores our beliefs, memories, emotions and controls our involuntary actions. So why do we cease to trust it when we become adults?
“When we are children, Patrick Rothfuss says, “we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.”
Why should we fret about the future and lose the childhood ability to love ourselves and love life? What is the essence of existence if it doesn’t make us happy? Wasted, isn’t it?
All hope is not lost, it’s never too late to bring back the childhood and enjoy the fearlessness, the positive belief and the happiness that come with it.
The world has never been without crisis but it has also always reserved a spot for lovers of peace.
Lovers of peace are those who carry the spotless mind of their childhood.
Below are childhood innocence quotes to learn from:
- “When grown people speak of the innocence of children, they dont really know what they mean. Pressed, they will go a step further and say, Well, ignorance then. The child is neither. There is no crime which a boy of eleven had not envisaged long ago. His only innocence is, he may not be old enough to desire the fruits of it…his ignorance is, he does not know how to commit it…” – William Faulkner.
2. “See the world with the innocence of children.
Approach the world with the daring of children.
Love the world with the readiness of children.
Heal the world with the purity of children.
Change the world with the wisdom of children.” – Neale Donald Walsch.
3. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso.
4. “In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.” – Michael Jackson.
5. “The innocence of children is their wisdom, the simplicity of children is their egolessness. The freshness of the child is the freshness of your consciousness, which never becomes old, which always remains young.” – Rajneesh.
6. “We need to remain childlike. Children don’t dream of being insignificant.” – Bill Johnson
7. “The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.” – William Shakespeare
8. “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” – Berkeley Breathed
9. “Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” – Henry Ward Beecher
10. “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Adams.