“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.”
1 Corinthians 13:11
Our body naturally notices and knows how to put the body of childhood behind. Unfortunately, our mind does not. Ironically, our childhood mind hooks us into believing that THIS is who we are, and the more we interact with it, the more it hooks us until our mind doesn’t notice it’s stuck, and we are missing out on our actual growth. Our mind is actually getting stuck in that primitive state. More importantly, our minds are teaching our children’s minds to do the same. Our minds are presently in a moment in time when they are not put in situations where they can grow and let go… even worse, they cannot teach younger ones to do the same.
However, our bodies and souls are living in a time where they have the luxury to not have to worry about worldly dangers as their ancestors had to. This means, as a whole, society can begin to play around with the idea of teaching minds to put the ways of childhood behind them. Ironically, this may be done by going back to the childhood mind. However, it has to be done consciously, intentionally, skillfully and openly.
As souls in this world, we need to learn the differences between our minds and our realities; we need to learn how to differentiate who we currently are, who we were, and who we will be in this world. We need to learn the difference of our thoughts and our current reality. More importantly, we need to understand; none of them is who we truly are.
I admit, it’s going to be a wild and interesting journey. However, it might be the one our soul is waiting the mind and heart to take. My current heart and mind has seen my true soul and a shift in awareness has been brought to life. It has been one of the most beautiful and excruciating moments in this lifetime and my “self” wouldn’t recommend it, if it weren’t worth it… it is.