Really it’s the children who can educate us. We can support what they know. These ‘wild’ children. Those who seem so different and out of touch with consensus. They are really more in touch with reality. The consensus has created stresses that force minds to let go.
I am innocent, I tell ya. Innocent. I didn’t do it. Actually, that’s an interesting point. What if I said that no one has ever done anything? What would that mean?
We’re all innocent.
Everything that everyone has ever done is only interpreted by other people. To one person what you did helped, to another person what you did hurt, to another person what you did had no effect or was just boring. There are some things that are universal; murder, enslavement, tyranny. These have become apparent over human history, but what about the little things? Is a casual comment as simple as nice or mean? Is a neglected chore as simple as caring or disrespectful?
Yes, it depends on how it’s seen. Not just how, also who, mostly who even. Who sees. If it’s seen by someone labouring under the idea of guilt, that they are wrong and responsible and must fix things, can they see anything positively?
No, like those who “protest too much.”
I heard of two writers who hated to clean, so they just moved into a different room in their house when the present one got too disorganized to work in. And neither of them were very relaxed really. This is why they felt that way about cleaning. They had to “be writers.”
So what would a person who sees everything according to their desires interpret things as?
Whether they would enjoy it? And if they would not enjoy it, what would they do? Something else, never picking a fight with the person, never bothering to seek reparations, not bothering to spend much time and energy judging what was said. How would they treat people?
Very well. Can they do this if they have to problem solve?
I don’t think so, no. I’m not so nice when I’m in problem solving mode. Can you do this if you have to “be better”? Can you pick a fight without having the need to be better?
I guess not, no. So, is innocence hard to do? Hard to be?
It would feel easier once you can get into that state. The hard part is dropping the need to fix things. What is difficult is that innocence is hard to think about, because you actually can’t think about it. It’s what happens in those brief moments when you aren’t caught up in your own thinking, like meditation, or going for a casual stroll, napping, and things like that.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.