Sunday, May 11

I want to be a child again... what I was once...

CHILD :: Changing * Hearty * Inquisitive * Love * Daring

C - Changing
A child moulds herself to change as easily as water gets into the shape of its container. For child, change begins from the time of birth itself. After being in dark womb of mother for nine months, she opens her eyes to the light and accepts the welcoming world with open hands. She cries for food, she cries for play, she cries when she is forced to walk on her own. she cries when she needed to speak to the world. But she accepts all these new changes within first few years of life.

And now, we intelligent people have created barriers to change. We say, how difiicult it is to change, when we all have embraced change so well in our childhood. We should behave as a child again, to accept all the changes in life with an open heart, open mind and open arms. Then only we can keep our pace with time, and move ahead towards a better world.

H - Hearty
Hearty means so many things, energetic, enthusiastic, Jovial.
Have you ever seen a child sitting queitely even for half an hour. She needs to be doing something or the other. She can not sit idle. She is agile, she is energetic. Have you experience, when you reach home from the office, tired and worn out, it is her enthusastic talks, which forces you to see the poositive side of the life, which you have ignored for this busy corporate life. It is she, who shows you the sapling of the plant which has started growing out of your wall. You always wanted it to weed out, but she finds it so beautiful. She finds meaning in every small happening of life.

You just see her and smile, because she reminds you of your own childhood. You always wanted to be as carefree, and jovial in life as her, but alas.. The real reason is, you never tried. Its as easy as 123 and you can feel the difference immediately. You just have to start living life every moment. Try to find out the positive side of each moment of life. Dont try to stop thinking about future or past, but try to stop worrying about the future or past happenings. If you are happy today, you will be able to make a happy tomorrow.

I - Inquisitive
A child Wants to know everything. She asks so many questions, which may be as stupid as can be. But she asks. She wants to know every new things, which she sees, or experience. Its this inquisitiveness, which help her in growing and maturing as a successful person in life. She wants to learn more and more. She has not conditioned herself, she never accepts the norms, she wants to defy them, knowingly or unknowingly.

If we also try to be as inquisitive as a child, we will enjoy our life much more. Life is a journey, and every new day of life begins as a surprise. If we try to question and learn from each new surprise and situation, our life will become much more happening and we will be growing at much faster pace.

L - Love
For a child, LOVE means complete world. For her it doesnt matter, who the other person is, if she is fond of any person, thing, situation, or place.. she loves it. She doesnt have any second thoughts about loving the things which are close to her heart. She loves from her heart and not from her mind.

Why we as grown ups, have so many hang ups about love. Why cant we love our parents, our relatives, our friends, our life unconditionally. Why we need to have a barter system for our love. Why we need to question ourselves about "whats in there for me" before loving. We need to be as free as a child and love everything which is coming our way. If we all spread love unconditionally, we surely can make the world a better place to live in.

D - Daring
It doesnt matter for a child if the vessel is hot or cold, she just has to touch it, experience it. She may cry for sometime, if it burns her hand. But it would not be a deterrant for doing it again...and again. A child can do wonders, if and only if we do not mould her mind as per the conditioning we have got from our parents, society and environment.

As grown ups,we have a defined set of dos and donts. We try living our life only as per these rules. We do not defy, either we dont want to or we are afraid of others and hence we cant. We live such a boring life under the garb of living simple and sober life, as if we are gonna live forever. We forget that this life is only a journey and not the destination. If we really want to learn, we need to be daring and experiment as much as possible. This learning will help us in growing as human beings.

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"JEEV" - Jeev in hindi means a living being, and jeevs write his blog under this name, because he writes it as a living being, for other living beings, specifically for people in corporate world. Through this blog he wants to provide resources for everyone to make their work life easier.

Jeevs feels as living in a cocoon and looking forward to fly high as a butterfly, in the sky of knowledge.